Controversial remark from brother of RPS owner on MS Dhoni infuriates Twitterati

Controversial remark from brother of RPS owner on MS Dhoni infuriates Twitterati

He said that the decision to replace Dhoni with Smith was absolutely correct; the way he said it was shameful.

Steve Smith and MS Dhoni
Steve Smith celebrates the victory with MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The brother of Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka, Mr. Harsh Goenka, has come up with a very harsh remark on former Indian skipper MS Dhoni recently. His controversial remark came on the micro blogging site Twitter where he posted a tweet in favor of Steve Smith soon after RPS registered their first home win at Pune against Mumbai Indians yesterday night.

Harsh Goenka, who is the chairman of the RPG Enterprises, said that the move to appoint Steve Smith as the captain of the franchise in place of MS Dhoni was a very right move. Well, his words might be true for some followers but the way a person of his stature put his words forward was absolutely disgusting. His words were clearly an insult to the most celebrated captains of the modern day cricket. Goenka, in his tweet, wrote, “#RPSvMI Smith proves who’s the king of the jungle. Overshadows Dhoni totally. Captains innings. Great move to appoint him as captain.”

Harsh Goenka
(Photo Source: Twitter)

The heart of the matter dates back to the 2016 edition of the IPL when Rising Pune Supergiant had made their tournament debut. They were led by the then India skipper MS Dhoni. However, the team had a forgettable time in the IPL as they finished at the penultimate position in the points table. Dhoni was heavily criticized for the poor performance of the side.

This year, days before the tournament commenced, the RPS owner sacked MS Dhoni as the captain of the Supergiant and named Steve Smith as their new skipper. In the first match of the season for the team, Smith scored an unbeaten 84 to seal the match for the RPS side and finished off with two maximums. Dhoni was at the non-strikers end and had very little say in the win.

It was this fact that prompted Harsh Goenka to come up with a shameful tweet as that. He drew a lot of flak and criticism for his tweet as the Twitter world was very infuriated with his remark. Here is what the Twitter world had to say about the tweet: