Cricket

When MS Dhoni lost his temper: Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan recall instances when Captain Cool got angry

  • Press Trust of India
  • May 12th, 2020
  • 14:19:35 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hardly lost his temper during his decade and a half long illustrious career but there have been a few exceptions when 'Captain Cool' has let it rip, recall his former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan.

Recently, India spinner Kuldeep Yadav had revealed that he was mortally scared when Dhoni, by his own admission, had lost his cool for the first time in 20 years.

File image of MS Dhoni. AP

File image of MS Dhoni. AP

And the left-arm spinner was at the receiving end when he did not adhere to Dhoni's instructions while bowling during an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2017.

The 38-year-old Gambhir, who played 58 Tests and 147 ODIs for India, revealed that on a couple of occasions he saw the veteran wicket-keeper batsman lose his cool.

"People say that they have never seen him (Dhoni) 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," Gambhir said on Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'.

But in the same vein, Gambhir also said that Dhoni was a human and was bound to react as 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," added Gambhir.

Gambhir, who was often known to lose his cool, said that Dhoni was cooler than him.

"Yes, he's cool, he's probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!," said Gambhir, who also played under Dhoni.

The 35-year-old Pathan, who also played with Dhoni, recalled an instance from 2006-07 when the Jharkhand dasher lost his temper during warm-up and reported late for practice.

"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," said Pathan.

Updated Date: May 12, 2020 14:19:35 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Highlights, IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Full Cricket Score: Dhoni and Co win by six wickets
First Cricket News

Highlights, IPL 2021, RCB vs CSK Full Cricket Score: Dhoni and Co win by six wickets

RCB vs CSK, IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: CSK WIN BY SIX WICKETS! What a smooth run chase by Chennai, who thanks to this win, are on top of the IPL standings. At one point in the first innings, Royal Challengers Bangalore had raced to 111 runs without losing a wicket, but once that first wicket fell, RCB lost their way a little, limping their way to 156/6. Chennai responded with an opening partnership of 71 runs, before losing both openers in a span of a few deliveries. No 3 batsman Moeen Ali and their middle order batsmen all chipped in with useful contributions to take CSK across the finsih line. RCB stay in third position in the table.

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni says CSK's turnaround result of players understanding roles and responsibilities
First Cricket News

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni says CSK's turnaround result of players understanding roles and responsibilities

Three-time winners CSK endured their worst outing last season when they finished seventh in the eight-team league, a far cry from the manner in which they are dominating in this edition, including their latest six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2021: Divided by franchises, united by passion, fans gear up for tournament's return in UAE
First Cricket News

IPL 2021: Divided by franchises, united by passion, fans gear up for tournament's return in UAE

Ahead of the league's resumption in the UAE after the 12th edition had to be suspended in May earlier this year, fans open up on their favourite franchises and what the tournament means to them