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‘He punched his helmet’: Suresh Raina remembers MS Dhoni’s outrageous avatar throughout an IPL match



India’s legendary cricketer MS Dhoni is understood for his calm behaviour even within the hardest of conditions and therefore has been given the tag of ‘Captain Cool’. Nevertheless, one of many gamers to see Dhoni very intently over time and his former teammate Suresh Raina not too long ago revealed an incident the place Dhoni misplaced his cool.

Notably, each Dhoni and Raina have performed collectively for over a decade within the Indian Premier League (IPL) beneath Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) franchise, and their friendship is considered the perfect within the cricket fraternity. The duo gained 4 titles for CSK in IPL and was additionally a part of India’s iconic 2011 ODI World Cup triumph.

In a present named ‘My Time with Dhoni’ on Jio Cinema, Raina recalled an incident throughout a 2010 IPL match in opposition to Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) the place Dhoni misplaced his cool and was noticed punching his helmet.

“He clubbed an enormous one over long-on, after which punched his helmet. I’ve by no means seen him do that in any match or any scenario. Everybody knew him as Captain Cool, however the vitality he confirmed was due to the match scenario,” mentioned Raina.

Within the recreation in opposition to the Mohali-based workforce, Dhoni scored a match-winning 54 off 29 balls and sailed his workforce to the semi-finals. CSK ultimately turned out to be the champions of the identical version.

The Uttar Pradesh cricketer additional make clear Dhoni’s love and fervour for classic vehicles as nicely.

“Everyone knows what number of bikes he has and the way he personally fine-tunes them, however he has prolonged this ardour for classic vehicles. He has turn into a collector,” added Raina.

Raina additionally revealed how the Jharkhand cricketer will get concerned in video video games and said: “Each time we might ask him to go for dinner, he would inevitably play a recreation and delay our meals by 10-15 minutes as a result of he was intensely concerned within the recreation.”

Whereas Raina retired from the world’s richest cricket league final yr, Dhoni will be seen leading CSK in IPL 2023, where he starts his campaign against defending Champion Gujarat Titans (GT) on April 1 within the first match of the marquee occasion on the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium.

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