MS Dhoni’s advice to Kedar Jadhav in Marathi: The Indian wicket-keeper was caught on the stump mic speaking in Marathi.
During the fifth ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Wellington, former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni was caught on the stump mic speaking in Marathi to India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav.
The video of the same has went viral across social media platforms since last night. It all happened during the 39th over of the New Zealand innings when Jadhav was bowling to New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle.
Jadhav, who was into his seventh over, bowled a couple of dot balls to the batsman. Dhoni, who is usually seen as advising the Indian spinners regarding what line and length to bowl, was in Jadhav’s ears suggesting him what length to bowl.
Whenever kedar Jadhav comes to bowl….
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) February 3, 2019
For Kedar Jadhav this series must have marked a full circle. Jadhav first made a mark in the home series against NZ three years ago and hasn’t looked back in white-ball cricket. It was also the series in which his bowling acquired the reputation it now has #NZvIND #TeamIndia
— Arun Venugopal (@scarletrun) February 4, 2019
“Pudhe nako bhau, gheun taak (Don’t bowl further brother, get him),” Dhoni was quoted as saying in Marathi on the stump mic.
It is worth mentioning that it was Dhoni who had spotted the bowler in Jadhav during one of the net sessions, who was primarily a middle-order batsman. Bowling with a unique action, Jadhav was proved out to be handy for India on several occasions since then.
The fact that he is looked upon as the sixth bowling option in the limited-overs squad speaks highly about his importance in the team. In 54 ODIs, Jadhav has picked up 25 wickets at an average of 25.56, an economy rate of 4.96 and a strike rate of 38.1.
Watch the full video below:
— Shishupal Kadam (@RealShishupal) February 3, 2019
The video was shared on their Twitter handle by renowned Marathi newspaper Loksatta and was then retweeted by Jadhav himself. “You always feel at home on foreign tours when MS Dhoni is behind the stumps,” read his caption.
— LoksattaLive (@LoksattaLive) February 3, 2019
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) February 3, 2019