Johannesburg: Dec 5, 2013
MS Dhoni‘s net session at the peaceful Wanderers turned a part of the stadium into almost a war zone, when his typically massive hits targeted the windscreens of cars in the car park, and people started to run for cover. The Indian captain has been having rigorous batting sessions ahead of the first Day International (ODI) against South Africa.
The Indian captain started off very watchfully, trying to fine-tune his defensive skills ahead of the challenging tour. But it was only a matter of time before he unleashed his natural self, Hindustan Times reported.
The nets at the Wanderers is at the edge of the practice arena, and adjacent to the path which marks the line from the main ground. This path has the foodstalls and the cars unloading and loading heavy equipments for the 1st ODI. So, when Dhoni started hitting a few, the parked cars came in the line of fire.
A lady, who was setting up a stall on the path, reached her pick-up only to find a dent on it. Apparently, she called out, “I want the guy who hit this to come and sign this.” One of the officials, in charge of the arrangements also fell victim to Dhoni’s brutality with the bat. “Who is this bl**dy guy breaking everyone’s windscreens. He broke my truck’s windscreen,” he shouted out.
Since the practice arena is a steeper ground level, none of the players heard them, and kept on going about their business.
If he continues to be in the same frame of mind today as well, it would be advisable for the spectators to concentrate on the game, and not just have a good time.
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