Former India skipper is off duty now, as Men in Blue are not playing any limited overs game. However, he is not off the field as the 'captain cool' was appointed captain of the Jharkhand cricket team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Former India skipper is off duty now, as Men in Blue are not playing any limited overs game. However, he is not off the field as the ‘captain cool’ was appointed captain of the Jharkhand cricket team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, the premium one-day tournament in India. MS Dhoni, who is known for delivering epics, did another today, when he posted a picture on socail media site Instagram, in which he posted a picture of his travelling with Jharkhand teammates. Thet is not the catch. Guess what??, the former India captain is travelling with teammates in a train.
He, along with his team-mates, were travelling to Kolkata for their first match of Vijay Hazare Trophy against Karnataka on February 25 at the Eden Gardens stadium. Jharkhand will play their second match against Chattisgarh at the same ground a day later on February 26. The team will stay in West Bengal only as their third match is in Kaylani, a report by ‘The Indian Express’ has said.
Few days back, Mahendra Singh dhoni was replaced as Rising Pune Super Giants’ captain with Steve Smith. The news was confirmed by the team owner Sanjeev Goenka who said the Australian captain will replace Dhoni for the 10th season of the league. Even though Pune won just 5 of their 14 IPL matches last year under him, Dhoni has a very impressive record in the Indian Premier League leading Chennai Super Kings to two title wins.
Dhoni was recently replaced as India’s limited-overs captain by Virat Kohli but the 35-year-old finisher ensured that he will continue to captain in the Indian Premier League. However, the franchises have decided to shoulder the responsibility on young Aussie skipper Smith, who has previously led Pune Warriors India and Rajasthan Royal stepping in for the usual captains.
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This was the first time, that MS Dhoni has been removed from the leadership duties as on all the previous occasions, he himself decided to step down from the role. The former Indian captain also had a bad season with the bat last year with just 284 runs to his name from 12 innings and scored a solitary half-century.