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'Main paagal hu? 300 one day khela hu!': Kuldeep Yadav shares 'scary' incident with MS Dhoni

Kuldeep Yadav recalled an incident during the match with MS Dhoni which left him 'scared' of the former Indian captain.

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New Delhi Published on: April 17, 2020 16:55 IST
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Kuldeep Yadav recalled an incident during the match with MS Dhoni which left him 'scared' of the former Indian captain.

With cricket coming to a standstill due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe, the cricketers are taking it to social media to interact with players and fans. While some players are conducting live sessions on Instagram, many are interacting with fans through Q&As on Twitter.

During one such conversational show on Instagram, 'ASAP with JSAP', India's leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav spoke about an incident in a T20I match against Sri Lanka in December 2017 in Indore.

"Kusal (Perera) smashed a boundary over the covers. Dhoni Bhai shouted from behind the wickets and asked me to change the fielding. I did not listen to his suggestion and in the next ball, Kusal hit another boundary through the reverse sweep now," the spinner said.

"Now agitated Dhoni came to me and said, ‘me pagal hu? 300 one-day khela hu, aur samjha raha hu yahan pe.' (Am I mad? I have played 300 ODIs and you are not listening to me)."

Kuldeep revealed that when he went on to speak to Dhoni after the match and asked if he gets angry in such situations, Dhoni calmed him down and said that he was just trying to scold him to get the best out of the bowler.

"I was so scared of him that day. After the match, I went to him while traveling in the team bus and asked if he ever gets angry. To which Dhoni bhai said: 20 saal se gussa nhi kiya hai (I have not got angry for the last 20 years)," Kuldeep said.

Earlier, Kuldeep had spoken about how Dhoni is missed in the current set-up as he hasn't played since the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.

"Mahi bhai obviously brings a lot of experience with him and he has given the Indian team a lot. So when a player like that is not playing of course you miss him. They (Rahul and Pant) are young and are doing well. Both are keeping well so it has not made too much of a differe'nce, but yes, you do miss his presence," Kuldeep said.

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