Home > News >

MS Dhoni sorts out differences with Eden Gardens’ curator Prabir Mukherjee

MS Dhoni sorts out differences with Eden Gardens' curator Prabir Mukherjee

MS Dhoni walked up to the 83-year-old Prabir Mukherjee and exchanged a few notes after the toss © PTI

By Tapan Mohanta

Kolkata: Dec 5, 2012

After the war of words for the past fortnight, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee decided to bury the hatchet just before the third cricket Test between India and England commenced.
 
Having won the toss — for the third time in a row — Dhoni seemed happy with the flat track on offer as he acknowledged Mukherjee by calling him “the boss of Eden Gardens.”
 
Just after the toss, Dhoni walked up to the 83-year-old and exchanged a few notes before both were seen laughing aloud and engaging in a bear hug.
 
“Dhoni told me, ‘Aapko kabhi maine bura bola hain dada (Have I ever disrespected you?). You are the boss here,” the veteran curator told PTI about his brief interaction with the India captain.
 
Cricketer-turned-commentator Ravi Shastri was all praise for the wicket and said,”It’s the best surface of the series so far.”
 
A typical flat Eden wicket with a lot of runs on it was on offer for the Indians.
 
Meanwhile, the match — seen as Sachin Tendulkar’s last match at the historical ground — began with a near empty stadium with 80 per cent of the 67,000-capacity stadium lying empty.
 
The crowd, however, began to fill up towards the second session with Tendulkar batting with Gautam Gambhir, swelling up to 20,000-odd.
 
Present among the gathering were Nari Contractor and Ted Dexter — the oldest surviving captains of both the sides — who were felicitated by CAB during their commemoration of 80th year of Tests at the Eden.
 
“Eden Gardens welcome Nari Contractor and Ted Dexter,” read the giant screen.
 
50 years back, Contractor led India to a famous 187 runs victory against Dexter-led England at the same ground.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Live Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 3rd ODI at Dhaka: Zimbabwe flatter as Bangladesh win by 124 runs

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 1: Pakistan finish at 281/3 at stumps

Don Bradman vs Clarrie Grimmett — how did The Don fare against the craftiest leggie of his era

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15: Top 5 performances of the tournament

Phillip Hughes injury: Spare a thought for Sean Abbott

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India India tour of Australia 2014-15 Pakistan South Africa South Africa vs Australia Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Sri Lanka set huge 318-run target versus England in 1st ODI at Colombo

India Women vs South Africa Women 2014: Proteas set a target of 187 for Indians

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Dhaka, 2014: Bangladesh win by 124 runs to pocket series

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah: Mohammad Hafeez guides Pakistan to 281/3 at stumps on Day 1

Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq complete 100-run stand for fourth wicket

Daniel Vettori becomes the most capped New Zealand player

Quinton de Kock equals record for most centuries before the age of 22

Wriddhiman Saha’s performance in the 1st Test at Brisbane could make or break his career

England tour of Sri Lanka 2014: Stats overview of past encounters

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: New Zealand’s inspired performance in 2nd Test serves important lesson to non-Asian countries

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Deepika Padukone’s fan gifts her a website

Exclusive: Is Veena Malik’s blasphemy case a publicity gimmick?

PK: Rajkumar Hirani takes his Aamir Khan starrer to Belgium

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

What makes Rajinikanth’s Lingaa a special film?

हेल्थ टिप #3: इलेक्ट्रिक शॉक से राहत पाने का तुरंत उपचार

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

रितेश-जेनेलिया देशमुख के घर पुत्ररत्न का हुआ जन्म

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here