Throwback: When Flintoff challenged Dhoni by hitting the ball over his helmet, Mahi answered the next ball, watch- Video

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was known for aggressive batting early in his cricket career. Dhoni, known for his power shots, batted aggressively in long forms of cricket. Dhoni has faced plenty of fast bowlers such as Shoaib Akhtar and Dale Steyn for almost 15 years of his career. Former India captain Dhoni once confronted former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff. In 2006, the final of the three-match Test series between India and England was played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Dhoni was batting with his partner Rahul Dravid. Meanwhile Andrew Flintoff came to bowl. Flintoff greeted Dhoni with a lethal bouncer. Dhoni did not understand the delivery of the fast bowler Flintoff and the ball hit his helmet. Dhoni then removed his helmet from his head and began to support his head.

Dhoni usually does not allow his emotions on the field and he answers it with his bat. ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni does not leave the field feeling stressed beforehand and he is always quite calm. Flintoff hit the next delivery and bouncer and this time Dhoni was set. Mahi gave a fitting reply to the English bowler’s bouncer. Dhoni answered Flintoff with Flintoff passing his next delivery directly across the boundary. Flintoff took four wickets in both innings of the match, for which he received the Player of the Match award.

Akash Chopra holds an M.S. He said Dhoni also considered the irony of his leadership – Mahi taught us a new way of leadership

Dhoni, who has won three ICC trophies for India under captaincy, retired from international cricket after the 2019 World Cup. Although he captains the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. The second phase of the IPL 2021 will start in the UAE from September 15, and Dhoni will once again appear in the yellow jersey.

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