Call it a superstition or not but this time around, Rising Pune Supergiants have decided to remove the last “s” and call themselves as Rising Pune Supergiant. If the team spokesperson is to be believed, this has nothing to do with any superstitious belief but a fact that they believe that the entire team is a supergiant.
“Last year when he called ourselves Supergiants, we were looking at four to five players in the squad who had supergiant abilities. While we were preparing for this IPL, we thought why just a few players, the entire team is supergiant. So, that is why we decided to go with Supergiant this time,” the spokesperson said.
Earlier, the Pune team decided to replace MS Dhoni with Steven Smith for IPL -10.
The team debut last year was not what they had expected as they lost nine matches out of 14 and were placed second last in the table. Hope the new name and new captain changes fortune for them this time.