MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper is regarded as the greatest skippers to have played for team India. Besides his brilliant captaincy and cricketing skills, his humble personality and cool as cucumber nature has earned him huge respect and love from his millions of fans.
Talking about his captaincy skills, MS Dhoni had his own way of letting his teammates know when they changed plans. Unlike others, he would never shout or fling his arms here and there in anger at a teammate. However, that doesn’t mean he would let his teammates go away after making his mistakes.
Recently, the sensational Indian seamer Mohammad Shami revealed one incident when MS Dhoni pulled him up for bowling an unnecessary bouncer during India’s tour of New Zealand in the year 2014.
Well, Mohammad Shami went live on Instagram with his Bengal teammate Manoj Tiwary, where he talked about many things about cricket. During the live session, Tiwary asked Shami if he was ever reprimanded by MS Dhoni on the cricket field. To which, Mohammad Shami narrated an incident that happened during the 2nd India vs New Zealand Test match at Wellington in 2014.
Shami revealed how McCullum was dropped off his bowling by Virat Kohli when he had scored only 14 runs in the second innings. Later McCullum made team India pay a heavy price as he batted till the next day. Narrating the incident, McCullum revealed:
“After McCullum was dropped on 14, on that day we thought, it’s alright, we will send him back soon. Then he batted till Lunch again the next day. He continued till tea and the day was about to end so I asked Virat why did you drop him,”
“McCullum then went on to score 300. On that day before Lunch, another batsman edged one and he was dropped again. I ran in and bowled a bouncer in the second last ball before Lunch. The ball went over Mahi bhai’s head. As we were heading towards the dressing room, Mahi bhai came to me and said I know the catch was dropped but you should have bowled the last ball properly. I told him, the ball slipped out of my hands,”
Shami then revealed how MS Dhoni approached him and pulled him up and asked him to not fool him. Shami revealed:
“Mahi bhai ne mujhe thode se tight language mein bola, ‘Dekh beta, bohot log aaye mere saamne. Bohot log khel ke chale gaye jhut mat bol.’ He said in a different way but it was with a bit of aggression. He further said, ‘Bete tumhare senior hain tumhare captain hain hum. Ye bewakoof kisi aur ko banana
(which roughly translates to: Mahi bhai said in a strict way, I have seen a lot of players come and go, don’t lie to me. He further said, don’t try to fool your captain)”
Furthermore, Shami praised how MS Dhoni is a brilliant individual and he has learned a lot from him. He said:
“I have made my debut in all three formats under Mahi bhai. You can only keep on learning from him, he’s such a brilliant individual,”