7 Times MS Dhoni Got Angry And Wasn’t The ‘Captain Cool’ We Know


MS Dhoni is one of India’s most successful captains, having led the country to victory in every format of cricket, including Test matches, One-Day Internationals, and Twenty20 matches. MS Dhoni is renowned as “Mr. Cool” in the cricketing world because of his calm demeanour throughout his career.

MS Dhoni is widely recognised as one of the world’s most popular and well-liked cricketers. In addition to his world-class skills, his humble demeanour and cool-as-a-cucumber demeanour during death overs and other difficult situations on the field have earned him immense respect and devotion from his millions of fans. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea how he manages pressure and supports his colleagues. On the pitch, he’s the calmest and most focused player.

Let’s take a look at a few of the times MS Dhoni has lost his cool:

In 2011, MS Dhoni was dissatisfied with umpire Daryl Harper’s stern reprimand of Praveen Kumar.

After repeatedly racing down the pitch to the protected area, the umpire, who was known for delivering harsh judgments against the Indians, announced that Praveen Kumar would not be bowling for the remainder of the innings.

This enraged Dhoni, who is alleged to have issued a warning to Harper.

“We’ve had trouble with you before, Harper.”

Dhoni later said in a news conference,

“If the correct decisions were made the game would have finished much earlier and I would have been in the hotel by now.”

Harper reacted afterwards, stating,

“It’s true… but they would have been back earlier if the Indian fieldsmen had taken their catches as well.”


MS Dhoni, in a rare show of aggression in the IPL 2019, stepped onto the field to argue with the umpire.

CSK and nail-biting finishes are intimately intertwined, and Dhoni lost his cool in one of these situations during the IPL 2019. Dhoni was bowled by Ben Stokes in the final over of his match against Rajasthan Royals. Following that, the umpires on the field were sceptical of a no-ball.

Dhoni refused to sit in the seats and ran onto the field, which he later said was a mistake for which he apologised. This elicited a barrage of reactions on the internet.

Dhoni was upset when Billy Bowden called Michael Hussey back after the third umpire had ruled him out.

In Bowden’s defence, Hussey appeared to return to the crease, but Dhoni was dissatisfied with the comeback. When I say “unimpressed,” I mean “what did you just say?” incredulity. In the year 2012, this happened.

When Manish Pandey failed to convert a single into two runs in 2018, Dhoni criticised him.

If there’s one thing we know about Dhoni, it’s that he enjoys doubling up. When playing against South Africa, Manish Pandey made the mistake of forgetting to do so, and the former captain gave him a severe lecture. It didn’t help matters that it was the 19th over of the inning.


Mohammad Shami was screamed at by Dhoni, who told him not to lie.

Shami did this after bowling a bouncer out of frustration in 2014. When Dhoni enquired, the bowler claimed the ball had slipped from his grasp. According to reports, Dhoni said,

“Dekh beta, bohot log aaye mere saamne. Bohot log khel ke chale gaye, jhoot mat bol.”


When Michell Johnson impeded Mahi’s path while sprinting between the wickets in 2009, Mahi was upset.

Johnson also threw a few bouncers towards Dhoni, which he didn’t like. To convey his displeasure, he then went on to make more daring shots.


When Dhoni became agitated in front of Kuldeep Yadav and reminded him of how many ODIs he had played, he lost his cool.

When Kuldeep struggled to understand what Dhoni was saying during a match against Sri Lanka, this happened. Dhoni approached him as a consequence and said,

“Main pagal hun? 300 ODI khela samjha raha hun tujhe yahan pe.”

The UP spinner was so terrified that he approached Dhoni on the team bus to apologise and ask whether he’d ever lost his temper before. Dhoni responded by saying,

“20 saal se gussa nahi kiya hai.”