Former Indian Captain Ms. Dhoni is known for his patience and cool state of mind. But the incident recalled by bowler Kuldeep Yadav highlights the angry side of MS. Dhoni. Kuldeep recalls that for the first time in 20 years, he saw MS. Dhoni losing his cool over him. Kuldeep Yadav got a verbal lashing from MS.Dhoni for not adhering to his instructions while bowling during an ODI series.
Kuldeep Yadav by recalling the incident said that he was very scared that day and he had every reason to be scared because MS.Dhoni by his own admission had lost his cool temperament for the first time in 20 years. And it was the veteran bowler Kuldeep Yadav who got a verbal lashing from MS. Dhoni for not following his instructions while bowling during an ODI against Sri Lanka in the year 2017. “Kusal smashed a boundary over the covers. Dhoni Bhai shouted from behind the wickets and asked me to change the fielding. But I didn’t listen to his suggestion and on the next ball, Kusal hit another boundary with a reverse sweep”, Kuldeep told sports anchor Jatin Sapru during an Instagram live chat. And what happened next was unbelievable which Kuldeep Yadav had never thought in his dream also.
“….Angry Dhoni came up to me and said, “main pagal hu? 300 One-day khela hoon, aur Samjha Raha Hoon Yahaan pe”. So scared was the UP spinner bowler that he went to MS.Dhoni in the team bus to apologize and asked if he had ever been soo angry in the past over anyone?
“I was so scared of Dhoni that day. After the match, I went up to him on the team bus and asked if he ever got angry”, to which he replied, “20 saal se gussa nahi Kiya hai”.
MS. Dhoni has not played any International Cricket since India’s Semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup last year. The enigmatic former Captain MS. Dhoni was all set to make a comeback to the pitch with the IPL 2020 but that got postponed due to the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.