Rajkot: Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith put his weight behind M S Dhoni, who is struggling with the bat in the last three games, and said that he was not bothered about the form of the former India captain.
"I am not bothered about his (Dhoni's) form. He is a class player, and we have just played three games, so he will be fine (with the bat) in the tournament," Smith told reporters ahead of his side's IPL match against Gujarat Lions here on Friday.
Smith said the last match against Delhi Daredevils was a disappointing one for him and his team as he could not play the game because of stomach upset.
Praising South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Smith said, "He has been good with his economy and taking wickets, which is important for us. He is number one bowler in the world in T20, he has good tricks in bowling, he knows his game very well.
"He has been a key player for us so far and would remain so in the remaining matches," the Australian skipper said.
Replying to a query about RPS losing back-to-back games against KXIP and Delhi Daredevils, after winning the first game against Mumbai Indians, Smith said, "It's a long tournament, we have played only three games and have to play eleven more games. We hope to get the winning momentum quickly." PTI VJA PDS