MS Dhoni‘s former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan have recalled instances when the ‘Captain Cool’ ended up losing his temper.
Gambhir has played lots of cricket under Dhoni’s captaincy including at the inaugural ICC World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup in India. Gambhir told that folks will say that they have never seen him lose his cool, but I even have on a few times, it had been during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups once we haven’t done well. He’s human and he’s sure to react also. It’s absolutely fair enough to do that. Even at CSK, if there’s a mid-field or if someone has dropped a catch, dhoni loses his cool.
Gambhir admitted that, Yes, he’s cool; he’s probably much cooler than the remainder of the opposite captains. Pathan said that Dhoni and I threw our bat during a warm-up game after being given out. it had been in 2006-07. During the warm-up, we had a game where the right-handed batsman would bat with the left and vice-versa. After we finish the warm-up, we want to get into our practice.
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee said while it’s rare to ascertain Dhoni lost his cool; the veteran cricketer has never crossed the boundary. He never steps over the boundary. If he does, it’s very rare. As Gambhir said we all are humans.