'Fantastic' MS Dhoni knows game incredibly well, Steve Smith open up on mid-game discussions with Mahi

The Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) captain Steve Smith has hailed former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as 'fantastic', saying that the Indian legend "knows the game incredibly well".

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 30, 2017, 19:43 PM IST
'Fantastic' MS Dhoni knows game incredibly well, Steve Smith open up on mid-game discussions with Mahi

New Delhi: The Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) captain Steve Smith has hailed former team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as 'fantastic', saying that the Indian legend "knows the game incredibly well".

Smith, 27, starred in their comprehensive 61-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore yesterday. After the match, the Aussie captain spoke about his love for the Indian Premier League (IPL), and his relationship with Dhoni.

Talking about the moments when he thought it was pertinent to seek Dhoni's inputs, Smith said that "MS Dhoni has been fantastic as he knows the game incredibly well out here. As a wicket-keeper, it is nice to have someone out there who can look at the angles and get them right."

Dhoni, who received flak for 'underperforming', responded in style, playing some important knocks for the team. And the skipper believes that the Indian great will continue to contribute.

"He has done that well for us and I’m sure he will continue to make a big impact and help me and the rest of the boys and hopefully have more success in the rest of this tournament," he added.

RPS have won five matches in nine outings so far, and are currently fourth in the IPL table.