new Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Rajat Bhatia has made a big disclosure saying that in the IPL 2017, the team of Rising Pune Supergiant (Rising Pune Supergiant) reached the final because of Mahendra Singh Dhoni but not Steve Smith. Let us know that in the year 2017, the teams of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were not part of the IPL due to the ban, in this case the teams of Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants were attached to this league.
Smith was made captain by snatching the captaincy from Dhoni
In 2016, the Rising Pune Supergiants team could not make it to the IPL playoffs, after which in the 2017 season, the franchise suddenly snatched the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) and gave it to Australia’s Steve Smith. There was a lot of ruckus after the removal of Dhoni from the captaincy.
The team reached the final due to Dhoni
In the 2017 IPL season, the Rising Pune Supergiants team reached the final, which was credited to Steve Smith, but former Indian cricketer Rajat Bhatia, who played for the same team, has revealed that the Rising Pune Supergiants team due to Steve Smith in the 2017 IPL final But Mahendra Singh arrived because of Dhoni.
‘Can’t compare dhoni to steve smith’
Rajat Bhatia said in the new interview series of Sports Tiger, ‘You can never compare Dhoni to Steve Smith. If all IPL teams are talked about, then Steve Smith is not even among the top 10 captains for me. I was quite surprised when Steve Smith was handed over the captaincy of Rajasthan Royals.
‘Smith had no idea about captaincy’
Rajat Bhatia said, “Steve Smith had no idea about the captaincy and did not know which bowler to bring in between the decision and who to trust for the death overs.” The practice of giving captaincy to foreign players is still going on, but I was never in favor of it, because foreign players do not know about the domestic players. Rajat Bhatia said, ‘For me a successful captain in the IPL is one who is an Indian player and knows the domestic cricketers very well. Steve Smith did not even know under what conditions Rahul Tripathi bats.