‘Patloon dheeli ho gayi thi’ – Mohit Sharma reveals how scared he was after MS Dhoni scolded him
"The reaction which he gave after that was too scary"
Updated - May 7, 2020 5:47 pm
Mohit Sharma kicked off his Indian Premier League (IPL) career, representing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2013. In the same year, he got his maiden India call-up as well in the tour of Zimbabwe. From there on, he plied his trade for the Super Kings until 2019 and picked up 91 wickets from 85 matches at an average and economy of 26.65 and 8.41 respectively.
However, ahead of the 2020 auction, CSK released him and he is currently a part of the Delhi Capitals, who brought him at his base price of INR 50 lakhs. During his stay at the CSK, Mohit had the experience of playing under MS Dhoni’s leadership. Even as Dhoni is deemed to possess a calm demeanour, he lost his cool once at Mohit for being a tad unmindful on the field.
It was during a match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mohit shared said it scared him quite a bit. However, going down the memory lane, he now sees the funnier side of things.
I wasn’t aware that he had then asked Ishwar to bowl: Mohit Sharma
“The match was against Hyderabad, it might sound funny now but looking at his reaction then, patloon dheeli ho gayi thi. Ishwar Pandey bowled the first over,” Mohit was quoted as saying during a live chat on social media with Ishwar Pandey.
“Ashish Nehra bowled the second over. During Nehra’s over, Mahi Bhai was standing near me and he told me to bowl the next over. Then Nehra picked a wicket and as all players gathered to celebrate the dismissal, Dhoni told Ishwar to bowl the next over. I wasn’t aware that he had then asked Ishwar to bowl the next over,” he stated.
“When Nehra’s over ended, Ishwar came to bowl the next over. I then told him that Dhoni had asked me to bowl. I gave my cap to the umpire and went to my mark. I guess Mahi Bhai was talking to somebody and he didn’t see that I was going to bowl. As I usually hop before my run-up, I had taken 2-3 steps and then I saw him raising both hands in the air.
“I wondered what I did wrong as I hadn’t even bowled a delivery, nor was I hit for a six or a boundary. He then told me he had asked Ishwar to bowl. The umpire intervened and said now that he has started, he will only bowl. The reaction which he gave after that was too scary,” he added.
Sharma last played an IPL game against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Since then, he hasn’t taken part in any competitive match. As far as his career for the Men in Blue is concerned, it came to a halt after India’s home series versus South Africa. The speedster also had the privilege of playing in the 2015 World Cup.