Often, any captain would have rejoiced seeing AB de Villiers getting clear bowled. However not MS Dhoni. So shocked was captain cool that he rushed to the bowler and scolded him, aagey se mat karna (you possibly can’t do that, maintain this in thoughts!). The bowler was Ishwar Pandey, who hung up his boot on Tuesday and the incident dates again to IPL 2015 in a match that includes CSK and RCB.
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In match 37 of the season, CSK had posted 148/9 and in the course of the case, de Villiers had raced to 21 off 13 balls having struck 5 boundaries in a rollicking begin. Subsequently, getting De Villiers’ wicket was much more essential, however Dhoni had instructed him to not bowl a yorker. Nonetheless, determined to take away him, he ultimately used the supply and ended up eradicating him.
Dhoni was not too happy.
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“As soon as we had been enjoying a match towards RCB in Bangalore. When AB de Villiers got here to bat, Mahi bhai handed me the ball and instructed me not ship a yorker and bowl properly. I beat de Villiers three or 4 balls and received hit for a 4 off the fifth supply. There was one ball left so I believed I’d hit the yorker,” Pandey instructed Dainik Bhaskar.
“I bowled a yorker but it surely turned a low full toss. De Villiers received out on the identical ball. After getting the wicket, Dhoni got here to me and scolded me. Though he wasn’t critical, Dhoni stated ‘I instructed you to not bowl the yorker’. Then later, patting his again, he stated – By no means thoughts, aagey se dhyaan rakhna.”
Regardless of selecting up 18 wickets in 25 IPL matches, he by no means made his India debut. The closest he got here to make his India debut in 2014 when he was picked for New Zealand tour, however he simply received one tour sport.
“It was an honour to be a part of the Indian crew for the Take a look at collection towards England and New Zealand. Although I used to be not lucky sufficient to play a sport for my nation, to nonetheless be part of the Indian crew will all the time be essentially the most particular reminiscence of my life,” he talked about in his retirement submit.