Robin Uthappa Reveals Dhoni’s Wit Is As Good As His Wicket-keeping
By CricShots - May 28, 2021 5:52 pm
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Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is well-known for his precise glovework behind the wickets which also makes him one of the best wicketkeepers in the history of the game. However, veteran Indian batsman Robin Uthappa is of the opinion that Dhoni’s wit can become as good as his wicket-keeping skills.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa

Uthappa was recently involved in an interactive session with stand-up comedian Sorabh Pant on his YouTube channel, Wake Up with Sorabh. During the interaction, Uthappa recalled some anecdotes when he was with the Indian team involving the former Indian skipper. Dhoni appears as a cool and calm customer on the cricket field and the fans have hardly seen the legendary player losing his cool or involving in irrelevant issues.

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However, when Robin Uthappa was asked by a viewer whether Dhoni ever engages in sledging, the batsman revealed some instances that clearly depict that the Indian skipper was too much fun on the field. Uthappa narrated an incident where Dhoni skillfully trolled former English skipper, Kevin Pietersen.

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Robin Uthappa and MS Dhoni

It happened when Pietersen was taking a dig at Dhoni from the commentary box. Dhoni made teh most of the opportunity of taking a dig at the Englishman and said, “Listen I’ve gotten your wicket so please keep quiet.”Uthappa added, “I think that is proof enough for what he endorses and what he doesn’t. He’s very quick-witted. His wit, if not the same speed of his glovework, could be faster.”

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Further in the interaction, Uthappa narrated another incident that took place during the one-off T20I game between India and Australia in Mumbai 2007. The 35-year-old recalled how MS had made him in charge of sledging some of the senior Australians including the likes of skipper Ricky Ponting. Uthappa reckoned that he was always asked to stand at a silly point just to annoy Ponting.