XtraTime Web Desk: Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his cool and composed nature on the field. Dhoni’s ‘cool’ attitude helped India to win many matches for the men in blue but, Dhoni has an angry side too. India’s left arm chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav narrated a story in a chat show.
The incident took place during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka in the last year. Rohit Sharma was the skipper in the absence of Virat Kohli this T20I.
During Kuldeep’s over Dhoni asked the spinner to change the field but, Kuldeep said he was fine with the current fieldling setup.
“Wherever I pitched the ball, it went for six. The ground was so small. After every six, I would look at Mahi (Dhoni). He would say, ‘it wasn’t that far, you should keep it further’,” Yadav said.
“And when I was bowling my fourth over; the batsman reverse swept me for four. Mahi bhai came to me and said, ‘remove cover, move him deep and bring point up’,” Yadav recalled.
“And I said, ‘No Mahi bhai, that’s okay’,” the bowler said.
“After hearing this, Mahi bhai got angry and said, “Kya main pagal hoon yaha pe, mai 300 ODI khela hoon (Do you think I’m mad? I’ve played 300 ODIs)’,” Yadav said.
After the new field setup Yadav got a wicket. He got three wickets to claim the match by conceding 52 runs.
Not only Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal got four wickets in the game. Skipper Rohit also got a brilliant hundred in just 35- balls to beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs.