Dhoni blasts reporter after one-run victory over Bangladesh

Dhoni quotes Amitabh Bachchan's tweet asking reporters to show more support for Indian players


News Desk March 24, 2016
PHOTO: REUTERS

India T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni faced some very tough questions after his team's one-run victory over Bangladesh in Bangalore on Wednesday.

One unfortunate reporter came under fire after his question did not go down well with the Indian skipper known as 'Captain Cool' at the post-match press conference.

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Known for his calm and cool demeanor on field, Dhoni did not mince words when a reporter asked, "India had to win this match by a big margin to increase its net run rate, but you barely won."

Interrupting him mid-question, Dhoni began, "I have just one thing to say. I know you are unhappy that India won. Listen to me, I can tell from your tone and from your question that you are not happy with our win."

"As far as cricket goes, there is no script. You have to analyse that we lost the toss and see the pitch that we had to bat on," he continued.

Dhoni wasn't done yet, not by a long shot. "If, while sitting outside, you can't analyse all the reasons that we couldn't score runs, you shouldn't be asking this question."

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Soon after, Dhoni quoted Amitabh Bachchan's tweet asking reporters to show more support for Indian players.



Watch Dhoni shut down the reporter:



Dhoni said India's nailbiting one-run win over Bangladesh to keep their World Twenty20 dream alive was all about holding their nerve and being able to "manage chaos".

India survived a rollercoaster match in Bangalore on Wednesday night that saw Bangladesh come tantalisingly close to chasing down India's total of 146 for seven, only to lose three wickets in the last three balls.

India finally scraped home when wicketkeeping skipper Dhoni ran out Mustafizur Rahman off the last ball of the match, after earlier taking two critical stumpings. With two wins and one losses, the victory gives India much-needed momentum as they gun for a place in the semi-finals, with only Australia left to play in the group stages.

Dhoni paid credit to his side for keeping cool and recovering from mistakes in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of a packed Chinnaswamy Stadium after showing similar resolve on Saturday in a win over Pakistan.


Dhoni, known as "Captain Cool" and the brains behind India's onfield strategy, said it was important to listen to all voices in those situations, and then come to your own conclusions quickly.

"In a situation like this, it's literally chaos. What you are trying to do is you're trying to manage chaos," Dhoni said after the match.

COMMENTS (13)

TiffinBox | 5 years ago | Reply @Old Ravian, if that's how it works then who is stopping you guys to pour in the money?
Tyggar | 5 years ago | Reply @naeemhussain: You sir, exhibit a classic case of Psychological projection. Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unpleasant impulses by denying their existence while attributing them to others. When Pakistanis are caught red handed selling out, you scream conspiracy to defame Pakistan, when others don't sell out even then you scream conspiracy.
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