Captaining Dhoni was a little bit daunting: Steve Smith

Updated: Mar 29 2023 6:41PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Australian star Steve Smith says captaining MS Dhoni in the 2017 IPL was "a little bit daunting" but he also learned to be calm and level-headed by spending time with the Indian great.

In that season, Smith led the Rising Pune Super Giants squad that also featured Dhoni season, as Chennai Super Kings were serving a two-year ban from the competition.

Smith, who will part of the commentary team in the upcoming season, led the franchise to the finals of the tournament in 2017, narrowly missing out on the title by just one run.