Vastavam Web: Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith today backed 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 tomorrow.It was a disappointing game for me and my team as I was not well while the team lost the game. Sometimes you get sick but now I have recovered and should be fine tomorrow,” Smith said.
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.Asked about Gujarat Lions player Ravindra Jadeja, who missed a couple of games as BCCI advised him for rest for two weeks and who had well in the Test series against Australia, Smith said, “He (Jadeja) is a quality player, he has been good in IPL and his inclusion would strengthen Gujarat Lion’s batting and bowling”.