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Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressing emotions on the cricket field in front of the cameras is probably the last thing one can witness in cricket. The most decorated skipper in the history of Indian cricket is as famous for his cool and calm attitude as much as he is known for his exploits on the field. In fact, the former India skipper keeps his emotions under check to such a extent that he is fondly known as Captain Cool. Who can forget the night at Wankhede in 2011 when even after leading India to the historic World Cup title, he treated it as just any other day, at least on the field.
Well, a video, which has gone viral, is definitely going to change everyone’s perception towards the 36-year old. The video shows the veteran cricketer being cheered on by his wife Sakshi as he gears up to dance on the Bollywood track ‘Jhak Mar Ke’ which was picturised on his good friend John Abraham in the movie Desi Boyz. After a short delay, Dhoni began the dance and it is safe to say that he gave John Abraham a tough challenge.
Here is the clip of the dance:
Meanwhile, the former India skipper has received the backing of his successor Virat Kohli after being severely criticised for his knock in the second T20I against New Zealand last week. Dhoni’s knack of consuming too many balls early on affected India’s chase and although he managed to score 49 off 37, the Men in Blue had lost the game by 40.
After the knock, the likes of VVS Laxman, Ajit Agarkar had said that Dhoni should quit the shortest format of the game but Kohli threw his support behind his senior teammate.
Speaking after the third T20I, Kohli said:” First, I don’t understand why are people only pointing him out, I’m not able to understand this. If I fail three times, no one is going to point fingers at me because I’m not over 35. The guy is fit, he is passing all the fitness tests, he is contributing to the team in every way possible, tactically on the field, with the bat. If you look at the series against Sri Lanka and Australia, he did really well and in this series he hasn’t got much time to bat.
“You have to understand, the position in which he comes out to bat, even Hardik [Pandya] could not score in that game. Then why are we only pointing out one man? Hardik also got out in the last T20 that we played in Rajkot. We are conveniently targeting only one man which is not fair. We also have to look at the fact that by the time he comes in, either the run rate is already eight-and-a-half or nine-and-a-half and the wicket is also not the same when the new ball is bowled,” he added.
Video of the day: