MS Dhoni removed from the captaincy of Rising Pune Supergiants, Steve Smith takes over

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Former Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been removed as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants ahead of the 10th season of IPL which is scheduled to be held from April 5.

Rising Pune Supergiants has appointed Australian skipper Steve Smith as the new captain of the team.

RPS owner Sanjeev Goenka said in a press release “I have the highest regard for MS Dhoni as a leader and a person. Dhoni will continue to be an important part of our team. He is supportive of the decision keeping the franchisee’s best interests in mind.”

Last month, MS Dhoni had stepped down as the captain of the Indian ODI and T20I team.

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