MS Dhoni has been sacked as captain of RPS and Steve Smith has been appointed as new captain for the forthcoming IPL season.
RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka said, “Yes we have opted for Steve Smith as captain of RPS for the forthcoming IPL season. I have been thinking about this decision since the end of the last season and discussing it with my management team. And our thought is to have a younger captain at the helm of the team this year. We have a very good mix of youth and experience in the team and feel we need a young mind and a young captain with different ideas to spearhead Rising Pune Supergiants.”
As a captain, Dhoni has won the IPL trophy twice and finished runner-up on four occasions as captain of team Chennai SuperKings and is one of the most successful captain in the history of IPL.