Rising Pune Supergiants MS Dhoni Removed from Captaincy – Steven Smith Replaces him

MS Dhoni latest news: Former Indian Cricket team captain MS Dhoni who captained Rising Pune Supergiants in IPL 2016 has been removed as the captain today. The RPS Management announced Steven Smith as their next captain for IPL 2017 tournament. Recently, Dhoni stepped down as Indian Cricket team captain from ODI and T20I. With few weeks left to start IPL tournament, Dhoni resigns his captainship of Rising Pune Supergiants IPL team.

Dhoni leads Chennai Super Kings in the IPL for the past 8 seasons and made it as a successful team in the T20 history. Due to spot-fixing issues, Supreme Court banned Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for 2 years on 2015. So, Pune and Gujarat becomes new Indian Premier League teams, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina captained the respective teams for IPL 9 season. But Pune Supergiants can only secure the 7th spot in the tournament out of 8 teams.

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Pune also released most of their players to be active in the IPL auction which is going to happen in February. Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjeev said, “Dhoni has not been stepped down as a captain. He has been removed and replaced by Steven Smith as RPS didn’t perform¬†well in IPL 9. They were only able to win 5 out of 14 matches.”


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