RPS Owner Sanjiv Goenka Explains Decision to Drop MS Dhoni As Captain

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  • Feb 20, 2017;
Explaining the decision to replace MS Dhoni as captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants side with Australian skipper Steve Smith, owner Sanjiv Goenka told NDTV on Monday that the franchise wanted a younger player to lead to the team. "We believed it was time for a younger person to run this side. I was very impressed with the way Steve Smith ran the Australian team," Goenka said. On ex-Supergiants players Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan going unsold during Monday's player auction, he said, "We needed people who are performance-oriented."