It's an extremely rare sight to witness 'Captain Cool' lose his temper and here's an incident which went unnoticed before MS Dhoni smashed the winning runs for Team India in the 2nd ODI against Australia in Adelaide.
Fans got to see the 'exasperated' side of Dhoni when he lashed out at youngster Khaleel Ahmed during the match. It was during the drinks break when Khaleel along with Yuzvendra Chahal went to serve on-strike batsmen Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik drinks before play could resume when Khaleel walked on the pitch to serve drinks that too in a lethargic manner which got the former skipper's temper flaring.
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The 37-year old was quite exhausted from the heat and even received treatment from the India team physio with 16 runs still needed to win at the time.
It was during stoppage when substitute Khaleel came down the middle, walked on the pitch where Dhoni lashed out, telling him to walk around the wicket. Take a look.
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However, the heated moment did not stop Dhoni from leading India to victory, helping India draw level with Australia, with the final ODI to be played in Melbourne.
The former captain played a subdued role in support of his successor Kohli as two players with the joint experience of more than 550 ODIs steadily chipped away at Australia's total. With Kohli's untimely dismissal, Dhoni took up the chase and carried India to a victory which will see the series decided on Friday in the third ODI in Melbourne.
India came to the final over needing seven runs to win and Dhoni smashed the first ball over the long straight boundaries at the Adelaide Oval for a six which tied the scores, then clinched the win with a single from the next ball.