Edited By Nityanand Pathak | Language | Updated:
The world knows him as ‘Captain Cool’, but former cricketers who play alongside Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) believe that this former Indian captain is also a human being and he too has lost his temper on the field on a few occasions. Dhoni’s shoutout to Chinese bowler Kuldeep Yadav (Kuldeep Yadav) during the ODI match against Sri Lanka in 2017 was quite popular, while in the Indian Premier League (IPL) fans also saw him losing his temper on some occasions.
In this case, former cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan said that this wicketkeeper batsman had lost his temper during international matches on some occasions in the past. Gambhir said, “People say that they never saw him (Dhoni) losing his temper but I have seen it twice. It is a matter of the World Cup 2007 and another World Cup when we did not perform well. ‘
The former opener, who played all formats with Dhoni, said, “He is also a human being and it is natural to react to him.” Even his response to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fielding or dropping a catch is reasonable. Yes, he is calm. He is extremely calm compared to other captains. Definitely calmer than me. ‘
Dhoni never crossed the boundaries
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee called Dhoni an ‘audience entertainer’ from his game and said there would have been fewer opportunities when he lost his temper. Lee said, “We want players to entertain the audience with our game and Dhoni does it. He never crossed the boundaries. If it had happened then it would have happened very little. But we are also human beings like Gautam Gambhir said. ‘
When do you lose your cool
Dhoni showed his anger openly on the field on some occasions during the IPL. Dhoni was furious after Deepak Chahar made two consecutive Nobles in the 19th over against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL 2019. After this, when the square leg umpire overturned the decision of Nobel in Jaipur, he went to the ground to argue with the umpire from the dugout. Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan recalled the 2006–07 incident when Dhoni was angered when he was given out during practice.
Irfan Pathan said this
Pathan said, “We played a match during the warm-up in which right-handed batsmen had to bat with left-handed and left-handed batsmen with right-handers. After this we had to practice the net. During warm-up we formed two teams. Dhoni was given out when he felt that he was not out. He threw his bat and went to the dressing room and also came late for practice. So they get angry too. ‘