Ponting voices concern over Smith's captaincy workload

Australian batting great Ricky Ponting has voiced his concern over compatriot Steve Smith's captaincy workload with the 27-year-old set to lead Rising Pune Supergiant in the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Smith, who recently replaced MS Dhoni as the skipper, already leads Australia in all three formats of the game.

In a recent interview, Ponting revealed that he was 'not so sure' if the RPS captaincy would actually help Smith going forward. "Knowing how taxing the captaincy can be, to be captain of three teams for Australia is hard enough," Ponting said. "And when you've got another couple of months of captaincy and responsibility on top of that, it's actually quite interesting to see how that will all play out."

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