The Rising Pune Supergiants or RPS is an IPL franchisee cricket team, based in Maharashtra’s Pune. The team is owned by Sanjiv Goenka. The team was founded in 2015 as the replacement of Rajasthan Royals. The team name was announced on 18 January 2016 by Goenka in Kolkata and Raghu Iyer was appointed CEO.
In this article, we have provided interest, and amazing facts about Rising Pune Supergiants IPL team. So, let’s read!
7 Amazing Facts About Rising Pune Supergiants
1. Home Ground and Secondary Home Ground
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune is the home ground of Rising Pune Supergiants and Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam is the secondary home ground of RPS.
2. Popular Cricket Players in RPS
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, A Rahane, Kevin Pietersen, Thisara Parera, Irfan Pathan, Morkel, R P Singh, Ishant Sharma and R Ashwin are the popular cricket players of Rising Pune Supergiants.
3. Who Owns the Rising Pune Supergiants IPL Team
Sanjiv Goenka, one of the richest Indian businessman owns the Rising Pune Supergiants IPL franchisee team. He owns several companies in India and net worth of thousands of crores.
4. The First Coach of Rising Pune Supergiants
Stephen Fleming is the first coach of the RPS team. He was one of the best cricketers during his time.
5. The First Captain of RPS IPL Team
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the first captain of Rising Pune Supergiants in 2015. Previously, Dhoni was the captain of Chennai Super Kings. But the team was suspended due to involvement in illegal batting.
6. Associated Sponsors for 2016 Season
Spykar, Gulf Oil, Gemini Oil, Finolex Pipes, LYF Smartphones, DBS Bank and Marriott International are the official associated sponsors for 2016 season.
7. RPS’s Highest Paid Player
RPS has paid about US$1.9 million on purchasing Mahendra Singh Dhoni for their team captain. He is the highest paid player in the team.
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Article first published on June 17, 2016.