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Rising Pune Supergiant Reached IPL 2017 Finals Because Of MS Dhoni And Not Steve Smith, Says Rajat Bhatia

Rising Pune Supergiant Reached IPL 2017 Finals Because Of MS

Rajat Bhatia was a home cricket veteran and featured closely for nearly a decade within the Indian Premier League as properly. He performed for franchises like Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Rising Pune Supergiant, paying 95 matches general.

Rajat Bhatia
Rajat Bhatia of Rising Pune Supergiant (Photo- Twitter)

The Delhi all-rounder additionally had an excellent home profession taking part in 112 First-Class matches, scoring 6482 runs with 17 centuries, and taking 137 wickets. He additionally performed 119 List-A matches, making 3038 runs with 3 centuries and 93 wickets to his identify. In 146 T20 matches, he made 1251 runs and picked 111 wickets.

Steve Smith Doesn’t Even Feature In The Top 10 IPL Captains For Me: Rajat Bhatia

Rajat Bhatia performed for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 and spoke strongly concerning the captaincy variations between Steve Smith and MS Dhoni. Rising Pune Supergiant featured in two IPL seasons – 2016 and 2017 – after Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have been handed a two-year ban.

MS Dhoni, Steve Smith
MS Dhoni and Steve Smith for Rising Pune Supergiant (Photo- Twitter)

RPS was captained by MS Dhoni in 2016 however didn’t make it into the playoffs and for the 2017 season, Dhoni was changed by Steve Smith in a controversial transfer. Under Smith’s management, RPS made it into the finals, solely to lose to Mumbai Indians by one run.

“You can never compare Dhoni with Steve Smith. If we look at all the 10 franchises, Smith doesn’t even feature in the top 10 captains for me. Smith had no idea about captaincy and he did not know which bowler to bring in amid a crucial situation and who to trust for the death overs. I was surprised that Rajasthan Royals trusted him with the leadership role and now they let them go,” Bhatia stated on the inaugural episode of SportsTiger’s new interview collection – Interact. Personal. Laugh & Life.

RPS Reached The Finals Of The IPL 2017 Because Of MS Dhoni And Not Steve Smith: Rajat Bhatia

Furthermore, Bhatia stated that although Steve Smith captained the RPS crew in 2017 IPL, it was the maturity and data of MS Dhoni that helped the crew attain the finals of the match.

MS Dhoni, MS Dhoni Pune, MS Dhoni Rising Pune Supergiants
MS Dhoni for Rising Pune Supergiant (Photo- Twitter)

“For me, a successful captain in IPL is one who is an Indian player and know the domestic cricketers very well. Smith didn’t even know Rahul Tripathi represents which state or bats at what position. We [Rising Pune Supergiant] made it to IPL 2017 final because of MS Dhoni and not Steve Smith,” he added.

Rajat Bhatia performed 95 video games in IPL from 2008-2017 making 342 runs and selecting 71 wickets. MS Dhoni will probably be seen main the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the upcoming IPL 2021 version, who will face Delhi Capitals (DC) of their opening match in Mumbai on April 10.

Also Read: IPL 2021: Questions Raised Over Suresh Raina’s Future As Ravindra Jadeja In Fray Chennai Super Kings’ Vice-Captain Post – Reports 

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