With India’s captain cool announcing his retirement from international cricket, an era has come to an end. Statistically, he is India’s most successful captain winning all ICC tournaments.
Known for his ‘cool image’ on field, he certainly gets wittier too. We collated some of the cheekiest conversations of the skipper recorded on the stump microphones.
Ian Bell Episode
It was India vs England Test. Pragyan Ojha was bowling when Dhoni said to him, “Iski Ghanti Baja De.” How ‘Punny!’
Sreesanth Gets a Girlfriend Taunt
Looks like, S Sreesanth wasn’t paying enough attention to Dhoni’s fielding positions. There came a quick taunt from the captain, “Oy Sree! Udhar Girlfriend nahin hai, idhar aaja thoda!”
‘Beach’ For Rayadu
In the World Cup clash against Ireland, Ambati Rayadu perhaps was not up to the mark as a fielder. And Dhoni comes up with, “Rayadu jag zara…volleyball ki tarah khada hua hai beach pe.”
Pujara’s Clap Show
While giving instructions to Ravindra Jadeja, Dhoni reasoned out why Chesteswar Pujara was placed on slip. In his iconic style he said, “Ye ghoomega to Pujara ko isi liye idhar rakha hai, wo udhar taali bajane ke liye nahin hai.”
No Time To Waste Robin
“Girlfriend se raat main baat karlena, pehle ball phenk de,” Robin Uthappa got a piece of Dhoni’s mind when he delayed throwing the ball.