Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a man of multiple abilities and talent. It's hard to think of things that Dhoni can't do on a cricket field.
Everyone knows his prowess with the bat and his capabilities behind the stumps, but one thing that the former India captain does quite well but has sort of gone under the radar is bowling.
Dhoni has bowled 36 balls in ODIs, 96 in Tests and 12 in T20Is but this aspect of his game has rarely been spoken about.
On Saturday, ahead of the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Dharamsala, the BCCI's official Twitter handle posted a video of Dhoni bowling in the nets to Axar Patel and fans were left spellbound by what transpired.
In the video, Dhoni can be seen bowling medium pace, around the wicket, to left-hander Axar Patel. The slow motion shows Dhoni clearly bowling a big no-ball but that is not the point of interest.
After that Dhoni bowls three deliveries to Axar, who manages to get bat to just one ball, the rest to he is beaten all ends up by some immaculate swing bowling by India's former captain.
Here's the video: http://v.duta.us/wbyMgwAA