Srinagar: When it comes to Cricket, Former Team India skipper MS Dhoni is complete package who brings in something on every occasions and one such trick from his bag was on display in warm up match against Bangladesh.
Tuesday was one such day. There was no stopping Dhoni during the India vs Bangladesh World Cup 2019 warm-up match at Cardiff. Dhoni was simply bossing around, with the bat, with the gloves, in the field and as captain of the opposition side. Nope, the last one was not a printing mistake. Dhoni indeed set the field for Bangladesh, that too when he was batting.
In the 40th over of Indian innings, Dhoni stopped Sabbir Rahman on his tracks and asked him to move the square-leg fielder towards his left. Like an obedient ward, Sabbir did not even think twice, nor did he ask his captain Masrafe Mortaza before promptly moving the fielder as advised by Dhoni.
That was rare and unthinkable even by Dhoni standards. That he sets the field for India during pressure situations and even orders the spinners to bowl a particular ball from the behind stumps despite not being the captain is understandable, taking into account his wealth of experience. But for him to advise a field-change for the opposition is just at another level altogether. Yes, it was a warm-up match and very little mattered in terms of result but it spoke volumes about Dhoni’s character, his mindset, about how he sees the game.