Reportedly despite having played international cricket for over 15 years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is as alert on the field today as he was when he began his career. Meanwhile Wednesday's 'Mankad' warning is a prime example. Previously Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya earned a lot of appreciations for sparing Kings XI Punjab's Mayank Agarwal from 'Mankading' him when he had an opportunity to, slyly reminding the Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin how 'Mankading' is done.
Furthermore the spinner had dismissed Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler without giving him a prior warning, causing a huge uproar within the cricket fraternity. Reports added when going with the "spirit of the game," Pandya once again stopped in his tracks, to issue the batsman a warning for backing up and the batsman at the non-striker's end? Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Moreover the incident happened in the 14th over of the second innings during the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings clash, when CSK was chasing MI's 170/5 at the Wankhede Stadium. Apparently bowling to Kedar Jadhav, Pandya completed his run-up but never released the ball to inform Dhoni to stay in the crease. Manjraker said "Right instincts for Dhoni. The bat was inside, the ball was in the scene. He does most things right. Just out of instincts, with Dhoni very rarely will you see him do something that is incorrect”.