5. “Ghanti ko leke jayenge!”
This gem is from England’s tour of India in 2012-13, on the last day of the 4th test, with India needing to take quick wickets in order to force a result and try to equalize the series, which they were losing 2-1. However, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott had other ideas as they batted out the last day and secured a draw, which meant that England took the series.
With India desperately looking to dismiss the English batsmen, Ian Bell was proving to be a tough nut to crack. The Indian bowlers now looked tired and the fielders bogged down. This is when Dhoni decided to make a quirky remark in order to uplift his side, as he said, “Ghanti ko leke jayenge!”, which means that we will take Bell’s wicket before the interval, with ‘ghanti’, which means bell in Hindi, being a naughty pun on the veteran English batsman’s name!