You need fun loving cricketers in the dressing room to keep things light and help out teammates wriggle out of pressure situations. Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is one of the Indian cricketers who lighten up the mood in the dressing room with his one-liners and joyful nature. He has such good sense of humour that he finds even hopeless situations positive and turns it into his advantage. Cricwizz takes a look at few instances when MS Dhoni proved he has a great sense of humour.
MS Dhoni’s ghost prank: Before coming into the national team, MS Dhoni served as a Train Ticket Examiner from 2001-2003. During his stay in the railway quarters, Dhoni pulled off a prank. He and a few of his friends covered themselves in bed sheets and walked around the complex late in the night. The guards were fooled that the area was haunted by ghosts. The incident made big news the following day.
MS Dhoni has a gift of the gab: It’s his great communication skills that help him face tough questions with ease. When journalists throw bouncers to him, he hits them for a six. Here are few of his hilarious answers that he made at press conferences to silence his critics with ease.
Question: Was this your last ODI?
MS Dhoni: File a PIL to know.
Question: You just had a daughter. Would you rather have been in India?
MS Dhoni: No, I’m on national duty. Everything else can wait.
Question: How hard is it moving towards a younger team from an older side?
MS Dhoni: From Kishore Kumar, we have moved to Sean Paul.
Question: On the rumoured spat between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in the Brisbane Test of 2014
MS Dhoni: Yeah, actually that was the case. Virat used a knife and stabbed Shikhar.
MS Dhoni takes a nap: When the whole world is watching you play live, you go take a siesta. Only a star cricketer who is comfortable in his shoes will tend to do that. During one of the ODIs against Sri Lanka recently, the island players had stood in a huddle, waiting for things to calm down following crowd trouble. Meanwhile, Dhoni decided to get a much needed power nap in the middle, while waiting for the play to to resume. This impromptu gesture sent social media into a tizzy and proved he has a great sense of humour. You can read the story here.
MS Dhoni invites journalist to answer the latter’s question: Who can forget Dhoni’s epic response to a journalist’s question on his retirement. Dhoni invited the journalist to sit beside him. Dhoni then asked the journalist a few questions to answer query on his retirement. It was a cool and down-to-earth response to a journalist. You can read the full story here.
When Dhoni sneezes, everyone runs away: When you sneeze, you wish for quick recovery and bless the people around that they don’t catch the cold. But when Dhoni sneezes, everyone runs away. That’s because Dhoni says, ‘Bhagwan mujhe nahin isko uthaale’ [God take him with you, not me].” This was revealed by Shikhar Dhawan recently in a press interaction. So, everyone would be running for cover whenever Dhoni sneezes.