As we come close to the end of the first innings between a lopsided encounter until now that has witnessed Deepak Chahar breaking the backbone of the Punjab innings with an excellent spell, there was another cheeky moment of humour which saw Captain Cool bringing out his elegance once again to show Deepak Chahar his place.
Recently Dhoni came under fire multiple times for slow over-rate that has seen the feisty spirits of one of India’s finest captains being dampened over and over again. With things going horribly south for Chennai until Deepak Chahar pulled out the bunny from his hat, Dhoni had to come out with something extraordinary to keep his fans entertained.
As Chahar was running riot at one end that also saw a couple of fielding wonders from Ravindra Jadeja, sending Rahul and Gayle packing back to the pavilion, he got excessively smug with himself and started spending some unnecessary time on the pitch.
Dhoni walked up to the Indian international, stared at him and sent him stunned with a glare that was a perfect blend of every single emotion that can be imposed on the subordinates of a commander.
It had anger, elegance, calm, concern and yet authoritativeness penned all over it. That is what makes MS Dhoni so special. Irrespective of the results, this man has given a lot to Indian cricket. In fact, a lot of conversations caught on the on-field mic between Dhoni and the fielders previously have been shared countless time over the social media, underlining the love and respect that people holds for him.
Chahar was the pick of the bowling lot for Chennai Super Kings that saw him claiming four scalps, which included an absolute screamer to deracinate Mayank’s timbre.