New Delhi: The 19th of February brought one of the most devastating news for cricket fans, as IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants decided to remove MS Dhoni as the captain of team and put Steve Smith in charge. Seeing another Aussie take charge of the team, Adam Gilchrist said Mahi won’t be too unhappy with the decision.
“I would not expect MS to be too upset about the loss of captaincy. He has achieved everything that can possibly be achieved in cricket. He has won all the trophies that one can win. I think he is enjoying his limited attendance in cricket. He has been one of the most exciting cricketers to watch in the last 10-15 years,” Gilly was quoted saying by Mumbai Mirror.
The former wicket-keeper batsman also reflected on Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin’s impact in the ongoing India-Australia series.
“Virat, as I have said, is undoubtedly the world class player, a proven performer. But he can’t do business every single time. So there is a challenge for the rest of the batting group to find a way to shine on the odd times when Virat has not. Ravi Ashwin’s record speaks for itself. But the Australian batsmen seem to have a plan for him. He has a challenge too.”
Gilchrist also revealed characteristics of Pune Man-of-the-match Steve O’Keefe.
“It’s all been written now. He is a hard worker, he has been very loyal and high performer for New South Wales for many years. Many have felt that his results had gone unrewarded by the previous Australian selectors. He did not get what he deserved in Test cricket. There were a few people who questioned he being in the team and he is enjoying proving them wrong. He is a very solid bowler who knows his game very well.”
The Aussie legend further said that from the Bengaluru Test, it will be none-for-none yet again and Steve Smith has to leave the 1st Test victory behind and start afresh in 2nd match.
Source: Zee News