Disclaimer: This article is pure fiction intended to put a smile on your face.
The Men in Blue would have loved to seal the series by winning the second T20I but the hosts had perfect plans to stop them. However, with the help of Klaasen’s brilliant innings, South Africa managed to put a break to team India’s winning streak.
Possibly, for the first time in this tour, India’s middle order outshined the top order. As the top order failed to score big, the middle order batsmen Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni took up the responsibility and roared against the Proteas. For quite some time, former India captain MS Dhoni was under the scrutiny for his rather circumspect approach in Twenty-20 internationals.
However, it all changed during the second T20I in Centurion. The wicket-keeper batsman wreaked havoc with a quick fire 52 off 28 balls whereas Manish scored an unbeaten 79 off 48 balls. It was a vintage Dhoni, who played some of his trademark shots to notch up his second fifty in the shortest format.
Dhoni’s fast and furious innings was laced with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes. Both were involved in a brilliant 98-run partnership for the fourth wicket. He has rarely shown his emotions on the cricket field. And that particular trait has fetched him the tag of being a ‘cool’ cricketer. But this wasn’t same for him in the 2nd T20I.
As the duo gave fans entertainment worth their money, in one of the rare moments, Dhoni was seen losing his cool at Pandey. After the first ball, Dhoni was seen yelling at Pandey, asking him to focus towards him and not look elsewhere. He is heard using cuss words to call Manish Pandey and is apparently scolding him too.
The stump mic clearly caught Dhoni shouting, “Oye! Bho*&I$# Idhar dekh le. Udhar kya dekh Raha hai?!”
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No one expected such kind of reaction from the former Indian skipper. However, sources revealed that the BCCI has fined MS Dhoni 15% of his match fees for abusing Manish Pandey on the field.
It was a tough call for BCCI to fine Dhoni but that’s the way it is. Because if they didn’t do so and go off without any fine, then they would never be able to fine Virat Kohli ever again for as we all know how he abuses on the field.