MS Dhoni. Photograph:( Twitter )
Dhoni stopped Bangladesh leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman on his tracks and asked him to move the square-leg fielder
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed a century in the World Cup warm-up match against Bangladesh at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens on Tuesday.
Dhoni reached his century off 73 balls and went on to score 113 before losing his wicket to left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan in the final over.
But it was not his century that grabbed the attention of spectators as he is making headlines when he changed the fielder's position of the opposition team.
While batting in the 40th over of the Indian innings, Dhoni stopped Bangladesh leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman on his tracks and asked him to move the square-leg fielder towards his left.
The fun part, Sabbir Rahman moved the fielder as advised by Dhoni without even asking his captain Masrafe Mortaza.
Watch the video:
RT abhymurarka: In yesterday's warm-up match, Dhoni stopped bowler Sabbir Rahman and advised him to move his fielder from wid-wicket to square leg in the 40th over. The bowler agreed.— 💰Equity Tracker💹 (@moneyzs786) May 29, 2019
That's the level of involvement he brings to his game.#Captain pic.twitter.com/qfIrWns6OK
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Seems like Dhoni can make the opposition play in favor of him https://t.co/ZDFjvznTux— saratkasyapa (@Saratkasyapa) May 29, 2019
Despite quitting ODI and T20 captaincy in 2017, three years after he retired from Test cricket, Dhoni still remains the cricketing brain behind the Indian team, something even skipper Virat Kohli has acknowledged.
In the match, India eased to a 95-run victory over Bangladesh after centuries from Lokesh Rahul and Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped them post a mammoth total of 359.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field first but, despite removing openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma cheaply, they failed to take advantage of bowler-friendly conditions in the morning session in Cardiff.