The Indian cricket team has a lot of pranksters off the field and tremendous players on the ground. The amount of fun and secrets in the Indian dressing room is crazy, but everyone shares all the light pranks and gossips during various interviews we want to share some of the secrets that were not out in public for a long time.
1 Kohli and Dhawan’s ugly episode –
It happened during the Brisbane Test when Dhawan got injured while practising on the day before the match. Because of that Kohli had to go ahead of Dhawan and he got dismissed soon. This lead to both of them fighting and Kohli accused him of faking an injury. It generated a lot of chaos in the media and led to Dhoni clearing all the allegations and matters at a press conference.
2 Dhoni’s retirement news-
Dhoni informed his teammates about this during the third test against Australia at the MCG in 2014. It was very emotional and heartbreaking news for everyone in and out of dressing room. Indian Cricket fans came to know about this at a later stage formally, but the Indian cricket team shared a very emotional day in the dressing room that day.
3 When Ganguly and Tendulkar fought against match-fixing-
During 90’s Sachin felt that the matches could have been fixed. He immediately reported it to Sourav about it, and they both decided that no matter what they would ensure that the match is not fixed. They both scored centuries the next day and led team India to victory.
4 The impact of Sachin’s speech-
We are living in a country where Cricket is a religion and Sachin is God. Whenever we lose the fans, don’t think of the things that the players might be feeling or going through, but we blame them for the loss. While the team was playing 2003 World cup, They lost and were highly demotivated.
Sachin got the team together and gave them an immensely motivating speech which boosted the whole team’s confidence and also led us to the final of the World cup as well.
5 Dhoni got trolled by Yuvraj-
When Dhoni joined the Indian cricket team Yuvraj regularly called him ‘Bihari’ and told him that winning the matches for the country is more important rather than hitting sixes. This advice was taken seriously by him and put into effect immediately.
6 Sachin’s speech Vs. Sangakkara’s toss episode-
During the toss of the world cup final in 2011, the umpires could not hear the call for the toss made by Sangakkara, and they had to redo it which was considered cheating by the fans and the Indian dressing room also got very heated during this incident.
That’s when Sachin entered and gathered the team and gave them a very motivating pep talk which increased the confidence and helps them avoid the negativity. Sachin played a massive role in the last and final match.
7 .Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh’s prank on Sourav Ganguly –
They once decided to prank the then Indian Cricket team captain, Sourav Ganguly. They told him that since he had said a couple of negative things about them in the press, they would not play under his captaincy.
The Skipper on hearing this was very much disappointed and, and due to this, he had decided to resign. Later on, Rahul Dravid told him that it was all part of a prank that the team members were playing on him. On hearing this, Sourav then chased all the team members with a bat in the dressing room.
8 Dawood Ibrahim and Kapil Dev –
In the year 1987, while playing for a tournament in Sharjah, Dawood Ibrahim entered the dressing room of the Indian Cricket Team. He told them that he would gift them a car if they beat the Pakistani team in that match. To this Kapil Dev promptly replied ‘Chal Bahar Chal’ without any fear or second thoughts.
These facts are sourced from Quora .