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Virender Sehwag Recalls When Rahul Dravid Gets Angry On MS Dhoni
By SMCS - Apr 12, 2021 3:05 pm
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Former India captain Rahul Dravid is known for his calm and composed demeanour. There are hardly any incidents were happened when Dravid was seen losing his cool. However, there was one instance when he showed his anger on MS Dhoni, recalled swashbuckling India opener Virender Sehwag.

Virender Sehwag
MS Dhoni in Virender Sehwag’s school

However, his comments came after a recent commercial of Rahul Dravid where he was seen losing his mind and the ad has taken social media by storm as well. And, when Sehwag was asked whether Dravid ever lost his cool, he recalled the incident that happened during an ODI game in Pakistan way back in 2006.

“I have seen Rahul Dravid get angry. When we were in Pakistan, and back then MS Dhoni was a newcomer. Dhoni played a shot and got caught at point,” Sehwag recollected on Cricbuzz. “Dravid was very angry with MS Dhoni. ‘That’s the way you play? You should finish the game’. I was myself taken aback by Dravid’s English outburst although I didn’t understand half of it.”

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However, the effect was seen in the next game as the young wicketkeeper-batsman didn’t play any loose shot. Sehwag also revealed that it is true that Dhoni hardly answers phone calls like once VVS Laxman had revealed at his post-retirement media interaction as well.

“When MS batted the next time, I could see he was not hitting too many shots. I went and asked him what was wrong. He said ‘I don’t want to be scolded by Dravid again. Let’s finish the game quietly and go back’. Once it happened that the BCCI secretary (name not revealed) called MS and he didn’t pick up the call. When the secretary next time met him, he gave a special phone to MS and told him that when this one rings, you need to pick it up,” he further added.

“Because there would be board meetings (selection) and as a captain, he was required to attend those calls. From that time, MS had that phone provided by BCCI and I don’t know whether it’s still there. But yes, he has a personal number,” concluded Virender Sehwag.

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