MS Dhoni is known as Captain Cool for a reason, and not that the 36-year-old needs to prove it, but then what else would you call a power nap in the middle of the field as upset Sri Lankan fans threw bottles? This rather bizarre incident happened during the third One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Balagolla, in Kandy.
India was cruising through towards a comfortable series-win when the crowds misdemeanour led to a stoppage of play for nearly half an hour. Bottles were thrown on the field by angry Sri Lankan fans, who were seemingly incensed seeing yet another the lackluster performance by the home team. Making maximum use of this time, Dhoni decided to recharge himself by taking a short nap on the field. Photos and videos of Dhoni napping mid-field is now possibly making more news than the match win itself, and quite obviously has tickled the funnybone of our ever-creative Netizens.
Here’s a video, with the commentators having a ball discussing Captain Cool’s sudden shut-eye.
#MSDhoni sleeping on a ground… He is so cool , nt bother abt surrounding environment…. @msdhoni #INDvSL #SLvIND #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/Q3ZXC9cG2E
— Rohan Zemse (@rohanzemse) August 27, 2017
Tweeple started sharing photos a sleeping Dhoni (though, that is usually Virender Sehwag’s territory) along with some hilarious captions. Sample these.
Me in the morning: Bass 5 minute aur.. pic.twitter.com/E0N4fNSryX
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) August 27, 2017
— MS Dhoni Forever 🌟 (@msdhoni_forever) August 27, 2017