Does MS Dhoni lose his cool? Yes, he is human and bound to react!

Updated: May 13, 2020, 08:41 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

While there have been instances when Dhoni has lost his cool, cricket experts Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan and Brett Lee voice their opinion

Picture Courtesy/ MS Dhoni's Instagram
Picture Courtesy/ MS Dhoni's Instagram

Cool, calm and collected, that’s MS Dhoni for you, most of the time! But it turns out that even this composed captain can lose his temper. The latest episode of Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected, which airs every Saturday & Sunday at 7 PM & PM IST, featured rare instances when Captain Cool was not so cool!

Kuldeep is not the only one to face Mahi’s wrath. In IPL 2019, CSK fast-bowler Deepak Chahar bowled consecutive no-balls against Kings XI Punjab in the 19th over of the chase and Dhoni was furious. The young pacer learned quickly and bowled CSK to victory. A few days later, Dhoni was at the epicentre of extra-ordinary scenes during CSK’s chase in Jaipur. After the umpire’s no-ball call was controversially over-ruled by his colleague at square-leg, Dhoni stormed onto the field from the dugout to give the umpires a piece of his mind. MSD didn’t get his way, but CSK ended up winning the game. Over the years, Dhoni has forged a close bond with Ravindra Jadeja. Back in 2015, even Sir Jadeja got an angry stare from his skipper for not doing his job in the field.

While there have been instances when Dhoni has lost his cool, experts on Cricket Connected feel that Dhoni is human and is bound to react sometimes.

Having played with MS Dhoni across all formats of the game, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Cricket Connected said “People say that they have never seen him lose his cool, but I have on a couple of times. It was during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups when we haven’t done well. He’s human and he’s bound to react as well. It’s absolutely fair enough to do that. Even at CSK, if there’s a misfield or if someone has dropped a catch. Yes, he’s cool, he’s probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!”

Former cricketer Irfan Pathan cited an example when Dhoni lost his cool during a warm-up session on Star Sports show Cricket Connected “It was in 2006-07. During the warm-up, we had a game where the right-handed batsman would bat with the left hand and vice-versa. After we finished the warm-up, we used to get into our practice. So, during the warm-ups, there were 2 teams. Once MS Dhoni was given out which he didn’t think he was. He threw his bat and made a dash to the dressing room and came late for the practice. So, he does get angry.”

While speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Cricket Connected former cricketer Brett Lee said “We want entertainers, we want people to do that and MS Dhoni is an entertainer. He never steps over the boundary. If he does, it’s very rare. But we are all human as Gautam Gambhir said.”

MS Dhoni is still revered as one of the most successful Indian captains and will always remain a rich part of Indian cricket’s glorious folklore!

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