5 Times when MS Dhoni lost his cool at his teammates
There have also been instances when the ice-cool MS Dhoni couldn’t stand certain things.
Updated - Sep 17, 2019 11:09 am
MS Dhoni has built his reputation as one of the calmest cricketers to have played the game. Whatever the situation maybe, he finds a way to remain ice-cool. He has shown that on multiple occasions. Even when he was captain, he was vocal but he mostly remained cool.
However, there have also been instances when the ice-cool MS Dhoni couldn’t stand certain things. As a result, he lost his cool on his teammates. While his stump-mic quotes are known to all, there are times, he’s been heard scolding, abusing or giving some stern advice to his players.
Thus, here are five such instances when MS Dhoni lost his cool at his teammates
1. Manish Pandey – Centurion (2018)
In the second game of the three-match T20I series in South Africa in 2018, MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey strung an excellent partnership to help India recover from 90/4. Both batsmen struck the ball well and took the attack to the South African bowlers.
However, in the final over of the innings, Dhoni suddenly lost his cool and gave Pandey a mouthful. On the first ball of the 20th over, Pandey couldn’t get hold of the slog and mistimed it to the leg-side for a single. However, he was apparently ball watching which irked the former Indian skipper.
While on strike before facing the second delivery, Dhoni yelled at the Karnataka lad from the striker’s end. He wanted Pandey to concentrate on the running between the wickets and keep focus. Dhoni was pretty upset and didn’t hide his emotions at that moment.