‘Gussa abhi beta dekha nahi mera’ – When MS Dhoni told Kuldeep Yadav after the latter asked him if he ever gets angry
Kuldeep recalled an old incident after Dhoni scolded him.
Published - Apr 17, 2020 4:45 pm | Updated - Apr 17, 2020 9:09 pm
MS Dhoni, over the years, is known for being calm on the field. Many admired his calm demeanour while leading across all the formats. Moreover, the way he never panicked in the thrilling matches and his ability of finishing matches with the bat without much fuss led to the fans calling him ‘captain cool’. However, there have been some instances when Dhoni did lose his cool.
The chinaman Kuldeep Yadav recalled an incident during India’s T20I against Sri Lanka in Indore when he was receiving end of Dhoni’s anger. It happened when Kusal Perera smashed Kuldeep for a four and despite the veteran wicketkeeper giving him suggestions, the next delivery also went for a boundary courtesy a reverse sweep from the batsman.
MS Dhoni got angry on the spinner then and said, “Am I mad? I have played 300 ODIs (main pagal hu, 300 ODI khela samjha rha hu tuje yaha pe).” Remembering the incident, Kuldeep Yadav concedes that he got scared the other side of Dhoni. “I got very scared at that time and thought what just happened all of a sudden,” he said according to India Today.
MS Dhoni’s explanation to Kuldeep over his anger
Interestingly, when Kuldeep Yadav asked MS Dhoni about the latter getting angry, the former India skipper came up with a brilliant response. He told the youngster that it has been almost 20 years when he last got angry. The veteran had also recalled that he used to lose his cool in the Ranji matches and he had only scolded him during the match and wasn’t angry.
“Muje gussa nahi aata hai, gussa aae hue 20 saal ho gae, experience hogya to lagta h ki bolna chahiye, jab koi sunta nahi hai to daanta hu, wo gussa nahi. Gussa abhi beta dekha nahi mera. Gussa aata tha muje Ranji matches me (No I don’t get angry, it’s been 20 years since I last got angry. I think I have gained experience and I should speak now and when people don’t listen I scold them, it’s not anger. You haven’t seen my anger till now. I used to get angry in Ranji Trophy matches),” Dhoni had told Kuldeep then.
Kuldeep Yadav also revealed that MS Dhoni had told him then that he gets angry a number of times but refrains from saying anything to anyone.