Seldom do we witness Mahendra Singh Dhoni losing his cool. The former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is well known for his sedate nature but the second T20I match between South Africa and India saw a rare moment when Dhoni lost his cool.
The former skipper MS Dhoni was not impressed by his running partner Manish Pandey in the last over of the Indian innings. The incident happened when Pandey took a single off the first ball of the final over and didn’t look at Dhoni for the second run.
Dhoni was furious at Pandey.
The Indian wicketkeeper lashed out at Pandey for not communicating with him and asked him to look at him while running. Dhoni once again gave a perfect finishing touch to Indian innings and he scored a quickfire 52 off just 28 balls. This was Dhoni’s second T20I half-century. Pandey also scored at a brisk pace and scored 79 off just 48 balls.
Dhoni and Pandey put together an alliance of 98 runs off just 55 balls but the Indian bowlers were not able to defend the target as the Proteas cruised to the total with the help of fine knocks by wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen and skipper JP Duminy.
We have hardly seen MS Dhoni showing his emotions on the field but he was not at all impressed with Manish Pandey turning his back on him while running. The result was such that an angry Dhoni hit the shot of the match as clobbered the maximum to the deep covers region. India took 19 runs off the final over but they were not able to defend their total of 188 runs.
Here is how Twitter reacted to MS Dhoni’s frustration on Manish Pandey.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 21, 2018
It's not a shame. You fool. How dare you ? Who the fucking hell are you in front of @msdhoni ? @im_manishpandey was not focused at that moment. That's why he was angry on his junior. Pandey deserved that at that moment.
— Siddharth Saini (@Siddhar80723451) February 22, 2018
Dhoni “abused”. So!? 10 year olds abuse these days. He got angry and shouted. As a senior that’s his right. After next ball he went and explained Manish and then BOTH WERE LAUGHING. So y’all don’t need to worry about the matter 🙂
— Paulomi⚡️ (@iipaulomi) February 22, 2018
— क्षेत्रीय संवाददाता (@i_am_kundan) February 22, 2018
MS dhoni got angry on Manish pandey says " Idher dekhle B***ke "and smashed 19 run in an over. https://t.co/wQHFNxlcbZ
— Abhijit Mondal (@abhijitthedon03) February 22, 2018
I think we all enjoyed to see the rare angry aggressive MS Dhoni. ..
Those who have a problem can get lost 😆
— Divya (@divdivdiv) February 22, 2018
If you missed it, @msdhoni to pandey in the last over:
"Oye", shouts Dhoni as Pandey is inattentive of the fact that Dhoni is looking at him,
"Idhar bhi dekhle, tera ho gaya bas, vaha dekh raha hai" says all with really angry eyes.#INDvSA #INDvsSA @bhogleharsha @kartikmurali
— Chirag Gupta (@c4_cricket) February 21, 2018
— Darshan Zarkar (@DarshanZarkar) February 21, 2018
— Vineet (@vineet_rocks) February 21, 2018
@msdhoni First of all congratulations for half century. This is the first time I have seen and heard you getting angry (last over) and I can say this, I don't want to be in front of you when you get that intense. :).. Good to see you knocking…
— Bakul Krishana (@bakulkrishana) February 21, 2018