How often have you seen MS Dhoni being angry at someone or lashing someone? Well, we’re sure not many a times for MS Dhoni is usually very calm and composed and doesn’t really exhibit his emotions.
But during the second T20I was a different day and The Centurion witnessed MS Dhoni’s anger and it was Manish Panday who was on the receiving end.
India would have loved to seal the series by winning the second T20I but the hosts had different plans. South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets to level the series. South Africa won the toss and decided to ball first and ended up chasing the target swiftly.
Having set a target of 188, India lost the game and now the stage is set for a perfect final. For perhaps the first time today in this tour, it was India’s middle order that outshined the top order.
In the second T20I it wasn’t about Kohli or Dhawan but about Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni. Being asked to bat first by the South African captain India lost Rohit Sharma the very first ball and India seemed in trouble.
Virat Kohli too got out early making a rare blunder. Kohli got out for just 1 while Suresh Raina played a little cameo of 30 runs. But then it was a Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni show.
Dhoni and Panday’s heroics go in vain
After the little partnership between Suresh Raina and Manish Pandey was terminated, MS Dhoni joined Manish Pandey on the crease. The two anchored the Indian innings brilliantly and took India to 188 in 20 overs. Both remained unbeaten for and shared a partnership of 98 runs between them.
The Centurion witnessed the vintage MS Dhoni after a long time and his fans were just delighted to see their kind of Dhoni back in the grove. Manish Pandey top scored for India with a brilliant knock of 79 but it was Dhoni’s half century that fans enjoyed the most.
MS Dhoni scored 52 runs from just 28 balls and his knock included 3 big sixes. This was MS Dhoni’s second half century in T20 internationals and it has got his fans going crazy in joy. Courtesy Dhoni’s and Manish Pandey’s fireworks India reached 188. But the target didn’t prove to be enough as the hosts chased it down with 8 balls to spare.
Mahi angry like never before
MS Dhoni is usually a calm and composed man but today we got to see his angry side. During the partnership between Dhoni and Manish Panday, Dhoni lashed out at Manish Pandey for not looking at his partner while running between the wickets. Here’s the rare display of anger by MS Dhoni.
Here’s the video: