Cricket is apparently the most celebrated sport of our country. Even more loved and recognised than out national sport – Hockey. People literally consider cricket as their religion and religiously follow their favourite cricketers. Speaking of cricket, the recent season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is a fun and unique concept and has successfully completed 10 years of its existence. Here are some interesting facts about one of the IPL Teams: Rising Pune Supergiant.
1. The team is owned by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group which is owned by one of the richest Indians, Sanjiv Goenka
2. Steve Smith is the captain of this team
3. Their home ground is the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune
4. Rising Pune Supergiants were a team that was founded in 2015 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)
5. Raghu Iyer is the CEO of this team
6. The team includes many popular players in their roster such as: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma and more
7. The first coach of Rising Pune Supergiants was Stephen Fleming
8. RPS had also had some great companies as sponsorship partners including companies like: Gulf Oil, Gemini Oil, Spykar, Finolex Pipes, DBS Bank, LYF Smartphones and Marriott International
9. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the highest paid player in the team and was auctioned at $1.9 million for RPS and was also the first captain of this team
10. The name of this team was changed from “Rising Pune Supergiants” to “Rising Pune Supergiant” on 26th March, 2017
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