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'I've played 300 matches, do you think I'm mad?': When MS Dhoni snapped at Kuldeep Yadav

Dhoni put Yadav in his place during an India-Sri Lanka T20I game in December 2017

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 11 July 2018, 4:12 PM
MS Dhoni with Kuldeep Yadav

MS Dhoni with Kuldeep Yadav Image: AFP

The last time we saw a terribly upset MS Dhoni was during India's tour of South Africa earlier this year, where he reportedly swore at Manish Pandey for being sloppy between the wickets.

This time around, India's prime wrist spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, has gone back in time to recollect how Dhoni lost his cool at him while strategising against Sri Lanka during a limited-overs game in Indore in December 2017.

During an episode of What The Duck, he narrated the entire incident to cricket journalist and anchor Vikram Sathaye.

While India were desperately defending a 260-run target against the islanders in a crunch T20I game, Dhoni was giving regular tips to Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal from behind the stumps. And at one point, Yadav refused to take Dhoni's instructions, which were related to a fielding placement. Dhoni snapped at him and said, "I've played 300 matches, do you think I'm mad?"

Yadav couldn't have argued further. He soon made the field placement and subsequently took a wicket. A vindicated Dhoni then walked up to the chinaman and said, "That's what I was talking about."

Yadav made his Test debut in March 2018 against Australia, almost three years after Dhoni had retired from the longest format of the game. The former India captain recently played his 500th international game against England, which put him in the company of elites such as Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

Both Yadav and Dhoni will be seen in the upcoming three-match ODI series against England, which starts tomorrow evening.

India have won the T20I series against England, during which Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman ever to reach 2,000 runs in the shortest format of the game.

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