Steve Smith recalled the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season where he captained the Rising Pune Supergiant, a team that also consisted of India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In a recent conversation, Smith opened up about his experiences of captaining Rising Pune Supergiant.
During an interaction with Star Sports ahead of the IPL 2023, Smith said:
“Of course, you know he’s been able to achieve so much over such a long period of time, he’s going to go down as one of the best leaders to play the game for sure. So, you know, when I got the call to say that they wanted me to captain, it was a little bit daunting. But that season, MSD was just wonderful. You know, he helped in any way that he could and he’s a terrific guy. It was a great experience being able to captain him, but also very daunting as well.
Behind the stumps, he’s got a great view of the game: Smith
“Well, it was a while ago now, but yeah, look out on the field. He was someone that I was bouncing ideas off. You know, being behind the stumps, he’s got a great, great view of the game. He understands the angles really well and obviously playing in India also, you know, it’s his home and he understands those conditions as well as anyone would,” he added.
“So, you know, I would’ve been stupid if I wasn’t trying to get as much knowledge as I could out of him in the middle. And yeah, he was very helpful and certainly helped us achieve what we did that year,” Smith concluded.