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Those instances, when M.S. Dhoni lost his cool

M.S. Dhoni popularly called Captain Cool and considered as the epitome of a gentleman but there were many times he too lost his cool.

Last updated: 21.04.2019
Dhoni with Umpire Ulhas Gandhe

M.S Dhoni is always known for his decent and cool behavior on and off the ground. But a controversial incident happened on April 11, 2019, during CSK v/s RR match of IPL 2019. During the 19th over, the full toss bowl of Ben Stokes was given no ball by Umpire Ulhas Gandhe, but after a discussion with Square Leg Umpire, he had taken his decision back. Then Dhoni lost his temper and walked over the ground from the dugout and started an acrimonious debate with umpires.This rude behavior of M.S Dhoni has been criticized all over the world. Many former cricketers marked his attitude very disrespectful.

But this was not the first time when Captain Cool lost his temper. Many times in the past also, he had shown out his anger on the ground. Let's have a look:-

  • Dhoni, chasing a target against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final, played a shot, but Dhoni refuted his anger when Yuvraj refused to take the second run


  • In one of the Qualifying match of CSK v/s DD in IPL 2012, when Dhoni was settling the fielders. The fielder standing in the deep mid wicket couldn't hear him on which he was brutally scolded by Dhoni.

  • In a match of 2011 India's Australia Test series, Suresh Raina's ball hit opposition batsman Mike Hussey with a close-out case of the stumps to the third umpire who gave him out, but field umpires called back Hussey when he was walking for the dugout. Then huge arguments took place between Dhoni and Umpires.

  • In a match on the Australian tour early this year, Khalil Ahmed came to the ground with drinks during the break but during this time he started running on the pitch. Then M.S. Dhoni scolded him harshly.

No matter how big a player is, but can not be bigger than the game. This kind of behavior can not be expected on the field from such a Veteran Cricketer, M.S. Dhoni who is being praised for his decency in his entire career. In this ' Gentlemen Game', he is an idol for many young cricketers. It is expected that this dispute will remain an exception.

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