Centurion: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s and Manish Pandey’s 98-run partnership here on Wednesday went in vain as the duo of JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen powered the hosts to a six-wicket win in the second South Africa-India Twenty20 match.
Both Pandey and Dhoni remained unbeaten on 79 and 52 respectively, leading India to a total of 188 runs. However, that was not enough as the hosts crossed the finish line with eight balls to spare.
Dhoni has been known for his ‘calm and cool’ nature at times. However, during the Indian innings on Wednesday, the former captain lost his cool and abused Manish Pandey.
This incident happened during the 20th over, when the Jharkhand batsman was batting on 35.
“Oye. Bh****ke. Idhar dekh le. Udhar kya dekh raha hai. (Look here. Why are you staring over there),” he was heard saying on the stump mic.
Soon after, the video went viral on social media.
The two teams will now head to Cape Town, where they will play the series-decider, with India concluding the South Africa tour....