The whole scenario was very unlike M.S. Dhoni and hence the cricketing universe couldn't believe if Dhoni had in fact scolded Pandey.
While the last couple of weeks saw Priya Prakash Varrier become the national crush with just one wink, it was the turn of M.S. Dhoni to flood social media by putting on his rare ‘angry avatar’ . In the second T20I against South Africa in Centurion, all thanks to Manish Pandey.
While some claim that M.S. Dhoni abused Pandey for not paying attention towards the end of the first innings, some claim that the former Indian skipper only scolded the right-hander and no cuss word was used. Though there isn’t absolute clarity over what exactly Dhoni said, what fans were thrilled to see is Mahi losing his cool with his partner.
The incident took place during the final over of the Indian innings, where M.S. Dhoni asked Pandey to focus on the game and spend less time looking around the stadium. Seeing Dhoni all furious with his partner at the non-striker’s end, left fans flabbergasted. As no one had never heard the Ranchi-born batsman doing a Kohli (using abusive language). What brought even more delight amongst fans was that on the very next delivery. Dhoni smashed the bowler for a trademark power-six over covers.
Often described as Captain Cool, the whole scenario was very unlike M.S. Dhoni and hence the cricketing universe couldn’t believe if Dhoni had in fact scolded Pandey.
Some even claimed that the latter said after the match that he will tell his grandchildren that I was the only cricketer who got scolded by Dhoni.
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) February 22, 2018
While Malayalam actress Priya Prakash’s wink flooded the Internet with memes. Dhoni too became the cynosure of social media talks among cricket fans. Surely fans fail to erode the visual of him shouting at Pandey from their heads. Here are some reactions from social media:
Yeh dhoni meme toh Priya Prakash Varrier ke meme se bhi zyada tezi se faail raha hai??
— Sukhman Singh Sandhu (@Superman_SANDHU) February 22, 2018
— Ayush (@Official_Ayush) February 21, 2018
In the 2nd T20 cricket match against SA in Centurion on Wednesday, Manish Pandey took one run from the 1st ball of the last over and gave strike to Dhoni to complete his half century. Later Dhoni rebuked and abused Manish there. With losing his play, Dhoni is losing his cool too.
— Osho Prabhakar (@OshoPrabhakar) February 23, 2018