MS Dhoni is known for his hilarious and witty one liners from behind the stumps to his bowlers. Be it the Indian team or be it IPL, Dhoni’s statements and suggestions to his players are nothing short of gems. Over the years, with the stump mic’s quality getting better, voices of the wicket keepers was clearly heard, as their voices were caught.
In this match also, some similar stuff from Dhoni was heard which instantly became viral at that time. Here, India was playing New Zealand and the latter were hosting the Indian team. The game was being played in Wellington, in the year 2014 and it was the second test between the two teams. Moreover, it was a series of 2 test matches.
India won the toss and elected to field first. The decision of bowling proved to be right as Indian bowlers proved to be unplayable. Hence, the Kiwis were dismissed for a mere 192 runs. Ishant Sharma took 6 wickets for 51 runs and was the best bowler on display. In reply, India seized the initiative through Ajinkya Rahane’s century and captain Dhoni’s well made 68 runs. The Indian team made 438 runs in their first innings and took a lead of 246 runs in the first innings.
Dhoni loses his cool
New Zealand again got off to poor start in the second innings. They were reduced to 94-5 and were still trailing by 152 runs as innings defeat looked a reality for them. However, then skipper Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling stuck to their task. The duo added a record 352 runs for the 6th wicket, pulling New Zealand to safety, both in the match and the series.
Amidst all this, the particular moment happened when McCullum and Watling were batting. As their partnership grew, the frustrations of Dhoni also increased. In between the partnership, he bowled Ravindra Jadeja to bowl. However, he was bowling flat, rather than giving it a bit of air and flight.
After a point of time, Dhoni lost his cool and said – ” Ispe ek ghoomega to idhar Pujara ko ussi ke liye rakha hai. Wo udhar, taali bajane ke liye nahi hai”. (Bowl slowly, so that it turns. That is why Puajara is standing at catching position and he is not there, merely to clap at you.)
This audio from Dhoni was heard from all and everyone laughed at it. Even if it was in irritation by the wicket keeper, then also it was witty.
Watch the video of the statement here: