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IPL 2020: Why was MS Dhoni unhappy with Deepak Chahar in lung-opener

Former India cricketer MS Dhoni is a calm custodian and it is very rare that we see him lose his cool in the pitch.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 21, 2020 9:44:27 am
dhoniIPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK Live Streaming: Chennai Super Kings are at the bottom of the table. (Source: File)

Former India cricketer MS Dhoni is a calm custodian and it is very rare that we see him lose his cool in the pitch. Perhaps one of the most shrewdest captains ever, Dhoni is regarded as one of the coolest and calmest captains in world cricket. However, in the opening clash of the Indian Premier League between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, the wicketkeeper-batsman had a brief moment where he did express his disappointment on-field.

CSK seamer Deepak Chahar, who returned to action after recovering from coronavirus, was the culprit while his skipper lost his cool.

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The incident took place in the 19th over of the Mumbai innings after James Pattinson smashed a delivery by Lungi Ngidi towards the deep mid-wicket area.

Chahar, who ran in quickly from the deep to save a couple of runs for his side, made a schoolboy error and made a misfield as the ball reached the boundary ropes.

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Soon after the misfield, the cameras panned on Dhoni who seemed unhappy with Chahar’s effort. Although he didn’t say anything, the disappointment was quiet evident from the shake of his head.

Here’s the video:

The misfield didn’t hurt Chennai much as their opponent could only muster 162/9 on the board after 20 overs. Guided by brilliant half-centuries by Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis, Chennai completed the 163-run chase rather easily and won the contest by five wickets.

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