Watching Mahendra Singh Dhoni reacting angrily on a cricket field is as almost next to impossible. As much as he has made a name for himself for his on-field exploits, he is equally known for his calm demeanor on the field. However, the World Cup-winning captain could not stop himself from venting his anger when Kedar Jadhav nearly made him lose his wicket in the ongoing first One-Day International against Australia in Chennai.
The incident happened in the 22nd over of the innings when Dhoni tapped a Marcus Stoinis delivery to cover and took off for a single straightaway. However, Jadhav from the non-striker end refused to take the quick single and in the mean time Hilton Cartwright got hold off the ball. The Aussie fielder had ample time to shatter the stumps but his throw narrowly missed the wickets. The throw resulted in overthrows and then both the batsmen scampered for a single.
Meanwhile, an angry Dhoni refrained from giving Jadhav a piece of his mind but his stare after reaching the non-striker’s end said it all.
And it looks like the incident affected Jadhav’s momentum as he played a poor shot on the very next delivery to return to the pavilion, much to the disappointment of Dhoni and the Indian dressing room. Jadhav’s dismissal was a huge blow for the hosts who found themselves reeling at 87 for 4 after the Maharashtra star’s departure.
Here is a snippet of that incident: