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IPL 2017: How Steve Smith spied on MS Dhoni with a drone

Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith posted a video on his Instagram about his hobby of flying drone where he captured MS Dhoni’s net practice

ipl 2017 Updated: May 08, 2017 14:20 IST
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Rising Pune Supergiant captain and ex-skipper MS Dhoni have combined well as a team in IPL 2017. (AFP)

Here’s another proof that all is well between MS Dhoni and Steven Smith, who replaced the ex-India skipper as team captain at Rising Pune Supergiant for IPL 2017. (IPL 2017 FULL COVERAGE)

Steve Smith posted a video on his Instagram about his hobby of flying drone where he captured Dhoni’s batting in the nets at their home ground, the MCA Stadium in Pune.

In the video, MS Dhoni blasted a huge six over long-on with Smith and his teammates enjoying every moment of it. Steve Smith captioned the video: “Me and my new hobby. Love flying my new drone. Even got @mahi7781smashing a big 6 at practice.”

MS Dhoni too seemed in cheerful mood as the drone captured his big hits.

There were apprehensions about bonhomie between Dhoni and Smith at the start of the tournament after Dhoni was unceremoniously sacked as Rising Pune Supergiant captain.

Then the tweet from Rising Pune Supergiant’s owners’ brother Harsh Goenka after Smith’s match-winning knock in the opener added fuel to the fire.

Under MS Dhoni, Rising Pune Supergiant had finished last in IPL 2016.

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However, this time Smith has led from the front and Rising Pune Supergiant are almost assured of a play-off berth with eight wins in 12 games.

Smith has often reiterated that Dhoni and him get along well. “He’s been fine. We are getting along well. Everything is going well. Everything is good there,” he had said.

Smith had earlier defended Dhoni’s poor run in IPL 2017. “No, it doesn’t bother me. (It’s) only three games, (so) no problems there. He’s a class player. He’ll be fine,” Smith had said.

First Published: May 08, 2017 12:10 IST