We made it until IPL 2017 final because of MS Dhoni and not Steve Smith, says Rajat Bhatia

Bhatia, who was known for bowling slow, slower and slowest deliveries in die domestic circuit as well in the IPL was part of the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise in 2017 which made it to the IPL final. He was a part of die MRF Pace Foundation and launched its first-Class domestic cricket Career with Tamil Nadu before returning to his home Status team, Delhi. He was a very popular all-rounder in the IPL and put his trade for several teams.

The 41-year-old cricketer-turned-commentator, on die first episode of SportsTiger’s new interview series – Interact. Personally. Laugh & Life (IPLL) shared its thoughts on the IPL and stated that die Franchises have their own respective thought processes when it comes to die Choosing one captain.

To have had that experience of playing among several captains he shared his experience of playing under the captain of Delhi teammates Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag in the IPL.

“I really enjoyed it playing under the captain of Gautam Gambhir, however, during his third year for Delhi Daredevils, there was a shortage of Maturity in his captain, maybe because it was his first-je role As a captain in the IPL and there was also a lot of of changes made. But when we both moved to KKR and he became the captain, I had doubts if I would in will be able to enjoy under his captain or not, but there is a great advantage when you have one captain from the same state because they know What is required.

“Gautam knew about it and so did Virender Sehwag because I played under his captain in Delhi daredevil for two years. When Gautam was there captain of KKR, he always preferred me in his playing 11 and made me play consequent. He always told me he believed in I and knew how to use Me and that’s why I enjoyed it playing under him, “said Bhatia.

Rajat continued to talk about it how Each IPL franchise has its own say in the selection of a captain and how You trust a household name and you end up with it up Choosing one international player instead of a local player. However, he disagrees with die Idea and said, “I’ve never been in Like of this. I don’t think they do know alot about die domestic cricketer. “

Bhatia who had played for the Rising Pune Supergiant (now deceased) also talked about the captain of former Australia captain Steve Smith. After this first season for The newly started franchise under MS Dhoni ended up in Disappointment, die owner made the Aussie Swashbuckler’s captain in IPL 2017.

Talking about Smith’s captain, Bhatia said to SportsTiger: “You can never compare (MS) Dhoni with Steve Smith. If we look at all 10 franchises, Smith doesn’t even do that feature in Top 10 captains for me.”

“I was surprised that Rajasthan Royals trusted him with die guide role”he added. He went on to say that Smith had no idea about Captain and he didn’t know Which bowler should I bring? in under crucial situation and who trust for the death Overs.

Speaking of RPS, which will make it to the IPL 2017 finalBhatia said: “We made it until IPL 2017 final because of Dhoni and not Steve Smith. “

RPS was established by the IPL Governing Council for a period of two years as the Supreme Court die Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni suspended for 2 years over die Participation in the franchise in the IPL scandal.

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