When Steve Smith took over Rising Pune Supergiant from MS Dhoni, he made it clear he would not look to take advice from his predecessor as he had his own style.
“I have plenty of guys to talk to, but I will not seek too many opinions. Seeking too many opinions can cloud your own judgement. I want to try and stay as clear as possible. But yes, if someone sees something and feels the need to point it out to me, they are more than welcome,” he had said.
However, in the course of the IPL, he has been seen taking advice from the old warhorse, and the latest incident took place during Pune’s game against Mumbai Indians.
With 2 overs left, Mumbai needed 24 to win. During that time, Smith was seen running up to Dhoni and ask him where to set the field and whom to bowl. The advice proved to be a masterstroke as Pune won the game by 3 runs.
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So Smith may be the skipper on paper, but Dhoni is still the boss!