Rising Pune Supergiants decision to replace MS Dhoni with Steve Smith as captain of the team sent shockwaves across the cricketing universe. The whole cricketing fraternity was left stunned hearing the news of MS Dhoni being replaced by Steve Smith as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants.
In an interview with India Today, RPS team owner Sanjeev Goenka confirmed the development and revealed the reason behind captaincy change.
“We have opted for Steve Smith as captain of RPS for the forthcoming IPL season. We wanted a young captain. We spoke to Steve Smith and he agreed. We have communicated the decision to Dhoni. He is a thorough professional. Dhoni and Smith share a great rapport. MS is ready to help him on the field.”
However. as soon as news broke, Dhoni’s fans around the nation thrashed angry tweets on twitter for Pune team management decision
As If Losing Matches Was Not Enough For Pune, They Want To Lose All The Fans Too. (MS Dhoni)
Pathetic Decision By Rising Pune Supergiants. pic.twitter.com/WQvgU3ypGT
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 19, 2017
Steve Smith replaces MS Dhoni as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants. pic.twitter.com/1LlaMin6X3
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) February 19, 2017
— Captains (@MahiRatfc) February 19, 2017
— Avinash Raina (@AviRaina) February 19, 2017
— Queen ♕ (@Msdian_Jiya) February 19, 2017
Did Dhoni Resign Or Has Been Removed From Captaincy Of Pune Seems Like The Plot Of "Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story 2" Is Ready #IPLauction
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) February 19, 2017
— Trends Dhoni (@MSDtrends) February 19, 2017
— SnehDeep Pargee (@sneh_shanu) February 20, 2017
— maverick (@mavericktelugu) February 20, 2017
— Sasidhar (@iamsasidhar225) February 19, 2017
Being Unhappy With The "Captaincy" Of That Man "Who Actually Defined Captaincy".
— Harnam Kaur Kalsi (@KaurHarnam) February 19, 2017
— Saravanan Prakash (@prisar2310) February 20, 2017