When Mahendra Singh Dhoni pulled the leg of a young cricketer
Was shocked by a decision of Dhoni on the debut tour itself
New Delhi. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most successful captains of Indian cricket. Dhoni had won India 2 World Cups (one T20, one ODI) in 4 years under his captaincy. Apart from winning the Champions Trophy under his captaincy, India was also No.1 in Tests for many years. Apart from his captaincy, batting and wicketkeeping, Dhoni is famous for his shocking decisions. Mahendra Singh Dhoni took one such decision related to his career in the year December 2014. Then he was captaining Team India on Australia tour and the Boxing Day Test was played in Melbourne.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni surprised everyone with a decision on the second day of this Boxing Day Test played between India and Australia from 26 to 30 December. Mahi suddenly announced his retirement from Test. This announcement of Dhoni shook the whole team India. This was also the debut tour of Akshar Patel. For Akshar, the decision of Dhoni’s retirement was surprising. He could say something on this, till then Dhoni had taken the fun of this young player. The story related to this was narrated by Akshar Patel on the Breakfast with Champion show.
Dhoni had suddenly retired from Tests: Akshar
Akshar Patel had told about Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket on this show, “I had just reached. Boxing Day was the second day of the Test. Ravi Bhai (Ravi Shastri) called a team meeting and informed that Mahi is retiring from Tests. On hearing this, Raina Bhai started crying. All the players had tears in their eyes. Everyone started crying. I could not understand what happened suddenly.
‘I had tears in my eyes too’
Akshar further said, “I was not able to understand what to say to Mahi Bhai on this occasion. Because it was my debut tour. Was meeting him for the first time only. Even before I could speak, he said that Bapu you came and took me away. Tears welled up in my eyes as soon as I heard this. I thought I came and they left. After that he told me don’t take tension, I am joking and he hugged me.
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Please inform that it was Akshar Patel’s debut tour. He did not get a chance to make his Test debut on that tour. However, in 2014 he did play ODI against Zimbabwe and the next year he played his first T20 against Zimbabwe.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 13, 2023, 19:02 IST