Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Mahendra Singh Dhoni struggled to control his laughter during the coin toss during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). MS Dhoni flipped the coin and SRH skipper Kane Williamson called ‘tails’ which is usually the drill during the toss. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar seemed to be confused after the toss was flipped as he kept asking Dhoni about who called tails instead of Williamson.
Dhoni could not stop laughing as Manjrekar got a little nervous during the coin toss. At last, the CSK skipper told him that he did not call anything, it was Williamson who called tails and lost the toss. Williamson too shared a laugh with Dhoni after a confusing coin toss.
Here’s the video of the incident —
Funniest toss yet?https://t.co/rvQkhz3ot9
— Faizal Khan (@faizalkhanm9) May 27, 2018
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the confusion —
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) May 27, 2018
— Vishal Sahani (@Vishalsahani18) May 27, 2018
— Binu Kumar (@v2bikum) May 27, 2018
— Harneet Singh (@Harneetsin) May 27, 2018
— Rajat Tiwari (@rajatti19) May 27, 2018
At the Toss: Dhoni spins coin, heads is called, heads it is and @sanjaymanjrekar asks who called heads? @msdhoni to Manjrekar “He (Kane) called tails” Manjrekar, “Yeah but who called heads, Dhoni again, “He (Kane) called tails #Savage #CSKvSRH #IPL2018Final @muthupradeep
— Vijay Sylvanus Christdoss (@VijayChristdoss) May 27, 2018
I haven’t seen someone so confused at the toss. Who’s under more pressure @msdhoni or @sanjaymanjrekar . I know @sanjaymanjrekar sir you @mipaltan didn’t made it to the final, but you can cheer for #MSD . #CSKvSRH #IPL2018Playoffs
— Sankalp Singh (@singhsankalp04) May 27, 2018
Winning toss and choosing to field.. something that didn’t change throughout the series.. And that fooling around stuff by @msdhoni on @sanjaymanjrekar ‘Paavam avare confuse aagitaaru’ moment @ChennaiIPL vs @SunRisers @StarSportsIndia #BESTvsBEST #IPL2018
— bibinsanjeev (@bibinsanjeev) May 27, 2018
Dhoni’s humour while toss in today’s match
Sanjay: (asking Dhoni) have u told head
Dhoni: No Kane told tails
Sanjay confused for a while exactly to know what happened there #IPL2018Final #CSK #MSDhoni
— Deepijan J R (@jrdeepijan) May 27, 2018
MSD trolls Manjrekar massively at toss. MASSIVELY. 😀 😀
Damn, someone send me the video. I’m still in splits.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) May 27, 2018
Dhoni chose to bowl first as CSK have been doing well throughout the tournament while chasing a target which is vice versa for SRH. If CSK manage to beat SRH in the final, they will do it for the fourth time in the tournament. It will be a record as no team has beaten a side more than three times in a single IPL season.
This is not the first time Dhoni was left in splits during a toss this season. Delhi Daredevils (DD) new skipper Shreyas Iyer flipped the coin far away from the pitch which got Dhoni laughing during the toss in a league encounter.