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IPL 2017: Harsh Goenka Pulled Up by Fans For 'Negative' MS Dhoni Tweet

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 9, 2017, 3:26 PM IST
IPL 2017: Harsh Goenka Pulled Up by Fans For 'Negative' MS Dhoni Tweet

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New Delhi: Harsh Goenka, brother of Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka, was pulled up by fans on social media after he applauded Steven Smith for his match-winning knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday.

Smith (84 runs off 54 balls) smashed a six off the penultimate ball to take Pune over the line — in typical Dhoni-style — with the former India captain watching on from the non-striker end.

Harsh Goenka tweeted that Smith's match-winning ability and leading from the front attitude is why he was chosen as the captain of the RPS side for the tenth edition of the league. Goenka didn't stop there and also went on to write that Dhoni was completely overshadowed by the Australian in this match.

Goenka's twitter post read: "Smith proved who is the captain of the jungle. Overshadows Dhoni completely. Captains innings. Great move to appoint him as captain."

(Image Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle) (Image Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle)

But Harsh Goenka faced tremendous backlash on Twitter and MS Dhoni fans filled his page with hate messages for making 'negative' comments against the former India skipper.

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(Image Courtesy: NDTV) (Image Courtesy: NDTV)

(Image Courtesy: NDTV) (Image Courtesy: NDTV)

The fans are still not over the fact that MS Dhoni is not the captain of Rising Pune Supergiant and these comments by Harsh Goenka will certainly not help in appeasing them either.

First Published: April 9, 2017, 2:04 PM IST

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