MS Dhoni is always known for his calm and composed attitude and not many have seen him getting emotionally worked up. His calm and composed attitude is one of the main reason that India had so much success under his leadership.
But there was one occasion when ‘Mahi’ lost his cool with spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Speaking to Vikram Sathaye in the web series What The Duck, Kuldeep narrated an incident when Dhoni lost his cool in the middle of a match. Kuldeep attended the show with Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kuldeep revealed that the incident happened during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Indore in December 2017.
“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’,” the 24-year old said.
He further added: “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 the point up’. And I said, ‘No Mahi bhai, that’s okay’.”
“After hearing this, Mahi bhai got angry and said, “Kya main pagal hoon yaha pe, mai 300 ODI khela hoon (You think I’m mad? I’ve played 300 ODIs)’,” he said.
And soon after adjusting the field – Kuldeep picked up the wicket. He ended with the figures of 3 for 52 in 4 overs.