Former Indian skipper and wicket-keeper M S Dhoni is not only known for finishing games in style, but his act of guiding bowlers from behind the stumps is proof that he is the real boss of the Indian cricket team. His funny one-liners, instructions and advises to bowlers from behind the stumps has been caught by the stump-mic several occasions.
This time, MS Dhoni’s advice to Ravindra Jadeja during the 4th One Day International against the West Indies has been caught on by the stump mic. The incident took place during the 17th over West Indies’ innings when Ravindra Jadeja was bowling to Kyle Hope. During the over MS Dhoni was recorded speaking to Ravindra Jadeja saying: “Chaar ball chala gaya, ek run nikal gaya, toh dikkat nahi hai (You bowled four dot balls, doesn’t matter if this goes for a single).”
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Team India, however, lost the match by 11 runs. West Indies skipper Jason Holder led from the front to end with overall figures of 5/27 in 9.4 overs. Earlier, batting first West Indies kept losing their wickets at regular intervals and they could only manage to put 189/9 on the scoreboard in the quota of 50 overs. For India, pacers Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya picked up three wickets each. Umesh had figures of 3/36 while Pandya returned 3/40.
Chasing 190, India got off to a bad start as apart from Ajinkya Rahane (60 off 91 balls) and MS Dhoni (54), no other Indian batsmen managed to perform to their potential.
With just 14 runs needed in the last over, Indian tail-enders Umesh Yadav (0) Kuldeep Yadav (2 not out) and Mohammad Shami (1) could not hold their nerves and India folded up at 178 in 49.4 overs.
Brief scores: West Indies: 189/9 in 50 overs (Evin Lewis 35, Kyle Hope 35; Umesh Yadav 3/36, Hardik Pandya 3/40) beat India: 178/10 in 49.4 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 60, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 54; Jason Holder 5/27) by 11 runs.