Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan recall instances when Captain Cool MS Dhoni got angry

Dhoni is known for his calm attitude on the field, regardless of the situation.

MS Dhoni | GettyFormer Indian skipper MS Dhoni has always been known for his calm attitude on the field, regardless of the situation. It was something because of that he had earned the nickname 'Captain Cool'.

However, ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir recently recalled a couple of instances where he saw the veteran wicketkeeper losing his cool.

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"People say that they have never seen him (Dhoni) lose his cool, but I have on a couple of times. It was during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups, when we haven't done well," Gambhir said on Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'.

The fans might be shocked to know this side of Dhoni, but for Gambhir, the 2011 World Cup-winning captain is a human and bound to react as well.

"He's human and he's bound to react as well. It's absolutely fair enough to do that. Even at CSK, if there's a misfield or if someone has dropped a catch….," he added.

Gambhir, who was often known to lose his cool, also acknowledged that Dhoni was cooler than him.

"Yes, he's cool, he's probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!," he said.

Irfan Pathan, who retired from the game earlier this year, was also in the show with Gambhir and recounted an incident from 2006-07 when Dhoni lost his temper.

"It was in 2006-07. During the warm-up, we had a game where the right-handed batsman would bat with the left-hand and vice-versa. After we finished the warm-up, we used to get into our practice.

"So, during the warm-ups, there were 2 teams. Once MS Dhoni was given out which he didn't think he was. He threw his bat and made a dash to the dressing room and came late for the practice. So, he does get angry," the former all-rounder said.


By Salman Anjum - 12 May, 2020

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