When Dhoni gave Pandey a piece of his mind

SAvIND, 2nd T20: Classy Manish Pandey, late flourish from MS Dhoni take India to 188/4 in Centurion

The hosts, however, chased it down with six wickets left and eight balls to spare.

Possibly, for the first time in this tour, India's middle order outshined the top order.

It was a moment of learning for Pandey, who lost a focus for a while and got reprimanded by Dhoni.

However, it all changed during the second T20I in Centurion. For the most part of the partnership, the two batsmen complemented each other wonderfully by hitting the big ones and rotating the strike well. But this wasn't same for him in the 2nd T20I.

Pandey, who scored 79 not out off 48 balls in the second T20 worldwide here which South Africa won by six wickets to level the three-match series 1-1, has been at best a irregular selection even though he has made most of his chances count with fine knocks, including a hundred in his first one-dayer on Australian soil. While some say Dhoni used the words "Bhootni Ke". Actually, the stump mike recorded the whole abuse of Dhoni. Bho*dike Idhar dekh lae (Bole they na idhar dekhne), udhar kya dekh raha hai.

Watch The Video Here:Really is that you #Dhoni? While Manish Pandey registered a top score of 79 in just 48 balls for the night, his explosive partner Dhoni remained at the crease till end of innings with an unbeaten 52. It was Dhoni's day as well, who smashed 17 runs in the last over of the innings to help India's cause.

"Mahi woke up", he joked when asked about the last five overs where India scored 64 runs. "He is the best when he bats lower down the order, takes a couple of overs and looks to dominate and that's what happened". I thought the South African cricket team bowled well. It's just that a couple of inside edges went to the boundary and some really good shots by Mahi took us to 188.

Manish said he was itching to play at the SuperSport Park as this is the very ground where he hit the first 100 of the IPL back in the second edition of the cash-rich league and became a household name.



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