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“I Have Never Yelled Like That In My Life”- Ravi Shastri Reveals Why He Got Angry On MS Dhoni Before Match Against Pakistan

Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri recently recalled an incident from an Asia Cup tournament where he yelled at MS Dhoni. The Indian cricket team was set to play a match against arch-rivals Pakistan cricket team, but just before the toss, Dhoni was skidding through the dew on the ground while playing football.

Shastri felt that Dhoni could have injured himself while playing football. A last-minute injury could have ruled him out of an important match. So Shastri lost his cool and yelled at the former Indian cricket team captain.

“I have never yelled like that in my life. ‘Stop the game!’ I said something like that. You don’t want to lose your main player in a game against Pakistan. But to get him out and leave the football, that is impossible,” said Shastri while speaking to Star Sports during the IPL 2022 coverage. 


Shastri further mentioned that Dhoni absolutely loves football, and his passion for the football matches left the outsiders worried because they felt the wicket-keeper batter may pick up an injury.

The intensity of Dhoni playing football scares you from the outside: Ravi Shastri

While discussing the same thing on Star Sports further, the former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri added:

“He loves it. And the intensity, you know, with which he plays, it scares you from the outside.”


Dhoni has always enjoyed playing football. The fans have seen him practicing with a football on most occasions before the cricket matches.

Also, in a scene from his biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, fans saw how his school’s sports teacher noted that he was a good goalkeeper and then asked him to keep the wickets for the school’s cricket team. And the rest as they say is history, as Dhoni became one of the best wicket-keepers of all time.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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