When it comes to conducting oneself on the field, there are very individuals in the game better than MS Dhoni. Apart from his scarcely-believable exploits on the field, the legendary skipper has made a name for himself for the way he conducts himself.
Whether his team wins the World Cup or suffer a humiliating loss, Dhoni is rarely seen letting his emotions get the better of him.
But then again, the veteran keeper-batsman never shies away from delivering cheeky remarks from behind the wickets. From guiding bowlers to giving them an earful, Dhoni always remains in action.
Well, something similar was seen on Tuesday when India were playing against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. With regular skipper Rohit Sharma rested, Dhoni led the team, much to everyone’s delight. And he did not take long to turn back the clock.
Kuldeep pressed for a change on the field but Dhoni was adamant not to give the spinner his choice of field against Afghanistan during the last Super Four match of the Asia Cup in Dubai. Kuldeep persisted for a change but Dhoni not only turned a blind eye to his request but also gave him a cheeky reply; “Bowling karega ya bowler change karein”.
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“Bowling karega ya bowler change karein” MS Dhoni to Kuldeep Yadav pic.twitter.com/Sb7mKOporI
— Khurram Siddiquee (@iamkhurrum12) September 25, 2018
Kuldeep recently recalled an incident during a chat show that Dhoni asked him to make some change on the field but the spinner was okay with it. Dhoni lost his cool and screamed at him, “Am I mad who has played 300 matches?” Kuldeep immediately made the desired change and soon got a wicket. Dhoni then told him, “That’s what I was talking about”.
Meanwhile, the game was Dhoni’s 200th ODI as India captain. He had last captained India in the ODI series against New Zealand. He thus became only the third player to lead a side in 200 ODIs. Ricky Ponting led Australia (ICC) in 230 ODIs from 2002-2012 while New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming led in 218 ODIs from 1997-2007.
Coming to the game, Afghanistan rode on century from Mohammad Shahzad to post a challenging 252 for 8.