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Ex-IPL Team Owner's Brother Harsh Goenka Posts 'Swadeshi' Tweet, Leaves Fan Unconvinced

An IPL fan, out of nowhere, replied on Harsh Goenka's tweet, asking him to make MS Dhoni captain if he decided to buy a Pune IPL team next time.


Former India captain MS Dhoni is one of the most respected players in the world of cricket. As a skipper, MS Dhoni's record is impeccable as he is the only skipper to have won all the three ICC trophies and in the Indian Premier League (IPL). MS Dhoni has lead Chennai Super Kings to three IPL titles. However, the only time he didn't lead the Men in Yellow was when they were suspended from the competition for two years. In those two years, MS Dhoni led the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), which was co-owned by Sanjiv Goenka.

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Sanjiv Goenka's brother Harsh Goenka trolled by a fan over 'India only' tweet

On Tuesday, Harsh Goenka (brother of former IPL team Rising Pune Supergiants' owner Sanjiv Goenka), in his Twitter post, had suggested his followers to support local businesses when things are back to normal in India post the coronavirus pandemic. He tweeted: 

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However, a fan, out of nowhere, trolled him and commented on the tweet in which he suggested making MS Dhoni the captain if Harsh Goenka ever buys an IPL team from Pune. Harsh Goenka wasn’t pleased by the comment at all and suggested the fan to mind his own business. Interestingly, Harsh Goenka's, brother Sanjiv Goenka, who co-owned Rising Pune Supergiants, was said to behind the move of replacing MS Dhoni with Steve Smith as captain of the team in the IPL 2017 after a poor performance in the previous season.

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MS Dhoni's stint with Rising Pune Supergiant

When CSK and the Rajasthan Royals were suspended from playing in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it was RPS and the Gujarat Lions who took their place in the IPL. MS Dhoni was then secured by RPS in their first season but the team failed to impress and did not make it to the playoffs. In the next season, MS Dhoni was removed from captaincy and was replaced by Steve Smith. The removal of Dhoni as skipper led to the fans lash out at the franchise. Under Smith, RPS made it to the final of IPL 2017 but lost to Mumbai Indians by just 1 run. 

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Coronavirus threat puts IPL 2020 future in doubt

With the cases of coronavirus rising day by day, the government decided to go for the 21-day India lockdown for the safety of people. The lockdown due to coronavirus led to the IPL 2020 being moved to April 15 from March 29 keeping the safety of players and fans in mind. While the situation has still not settled, BCCI is also yet to take the decision whether the tournament is postponed or will be completely cancelled 

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