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After Aadhaar leak, MS Dhoni gears up for RPS stint in IPL without captaincy

MS Dhoni is gearing up to play in the Indian Premier League for Rising Pune Supergiant. His Aadhar card personal details was posted on Twitter a few days back.

cricket Updated: Mar 30, 2017 16:15 IST
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MS Dhoni led the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, but in the 2017 edition he will only be a player. (PTI)

MS Dhoni is not going through the best of times it seems. After he was removed from the captaincy of Indian Premier League (IPL) Rising Pune Supergiant, the former India captain he his personal details being posted on social media.

The CSC e-governance Services India Ltd. tweeted -- through its official twitter handle @CSCeGov -- a picture in which MS Dhoni’s fingerprints are getting scanned into the system. They went a step forward and tweeted a screenshot of the Jharkhand cricketer’s application form, which Dhoni’s wife Sakshi complained about, tweeting to the Union Law & Justice and Information Technology minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The tweet of the screenshot was later.

Dhoni now is gearing up for the upcoming Indian Premier League, when he will be playing for Rising Pune Supergiant.

However, while last year he was the captain, this year Dhoni will play under Australian skipper Steve Smith.

Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjiv Goenka told PTI, “Dhoni has not stepped down. We have appointed Steve Smith as the skipper for the upcoming season. Frankly speaking, we did not have a good last season and we wanted someone young to lead the side and revamp it ahead of the upcoming season 10.”

Goenka further added, ““I have the highest regard for MS Dhoni as a leader and a person. Dhoni continues to be an integral member of our team. He is supportive of the decision keeping the franchise’s best interests in mind.”

Sources said that Dhoni has been informed of the decision by the franchise. The former India skipper has reportedly said that he will give his full co-operation to Smith in the 2017 IPL.

First Published: Mar 30, 2017 13:58 IST