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Over the years, the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni has been defined as the epitome of composure and calmness. However, there was one instance when the composed character lost his cool and threatened a player to kill.
This came during the England tour of 2014, when the tussle between the Ravindra Jadeja and speedster James Anderson was brought into the light.
After a session, the two Indian batsmen Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Jadeja were walking back to their dressing room. Throughout the stairway to the pavilion, things escalated with Anderson abusing Jadeja.
Anderson then went in the vicinity of the Indian dressing room. To hurl death threatens at Jadeja. It was then Dhoni as the leader, who stepped into action.
Apparently, things did not go down well with the Indian captain, as he defended his player by threatening the Englishman to kill.
“If you are seen roaming near the Indian dressing room then I will kill you,” the former Indian captain told Anderson quoted as saying by Telegraph.
I don’t think Jadeja committed anything: MSD
After the trial gave its verdict, sentencing Jadeja with a part of his match fees, Dhoni expressed his rage in a press conference.
“If we are going into the lobby and we are walking. If I ask you ‘excuse me’ and you turn around, that can be an act of aggression from your side. Especially, if you have anything in your hand. If I push you, or you face me square on, that’s an even worse act of aggression,” Dhoni told reporters during the match conference.
“Definitely to me, if I am here to judge, I don’t think Jadeja committed anything. It also becomes slightly difficult – because tomorrow (Sunday). If I ask any of my players ‘don’t say a word. We’ll report it to the match referee’ whatever happens, we will get fined 50 per cent,” the then skipper addressed.
“I am better off abusing the guy or whatever because 50 percent of my match money has gone on the other guy abusing me,” concluded Dhoni.