Kuldeep asked Dhoni for a change of field only to hear “Bowling karega ya bowler change karein”
Kuldeep asked Dhoni for a change of field only to hear “Bowling karega ya bowler change karein”

MS Dhoni, captaining the Indian team for a record 200th time in ODIs, did not necessarily have an easy outing against Afghanistan as Mohammad Shahzad and Mohammad Nabi proved a handful for the second-string Indian bowling attack consisting Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Siddarth Kaul and whenever the camera panned towards the skipper, he wasn’t a happy man.

And when wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav insisted on a field change during their final Super Four match of the 2018 Asia Cup on Tuesday, Dhoni was not having none of it. Kuldeep had asked for a change of field presumably at the fine leg/third man region where Chahar was placed and when Dhoni didn’t budge, Kuldeep persisted, only to hear “Bowling karega ya bowler change karein”, loosely translated to Will you start to bowl or shall I change the bowler.

Here’s the epic reply caught on the stump mic:

Dhoni has been known to be quite chatty behind the stumps. He keeps talking to bowlers and encouraging them. He often makes suggestions about the field also.

Kuldeep had recently recalled an incident when MS Dhoni lost his cool and got angry during one such conversation during the show “What the Duck”. At one time, Dhoni asked Yadav to change the field and remove cover and bring point up.

However, Yadav said that he was okay with the field. Dhoni then got angry and yelled at him, “Am I mad here who has played 300 matches?”. Kuldeep quickly agreed after that and soon got a wicket. Dhoni then walked up to him and said, “That’s what I was talking about.