Cool Dhoni turns red on media

Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 11:21 [IST]
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Cool Dhoni turns red on media

Trent Bridge: There was drama in plenty during India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni"s press conference at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Dhoni faced a hostile media after news filtered that vice captain Sehwag will be out of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Indian captain declined to answer any question related to the fitness of players and Sehwag's injury but also challenged the media personnel to name the person who they claimed was leaking team news.

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"Whatever is related to fitness, you will get from the BCCI," said Dhoni putting the ball in BCCI's court.

When media men enquired why a captain should not provide the update, an irritated-looking Dhoni said, "I'm not going to say anything on that." On whether he was aware of Sehwag's injury, Dhoni's cryptic reply was "yes, I am." His comment fumed media persons strained to hear from official sources whether Sehwag was really out of the tournament.

The simmering issue boiled over once another question on Sehwag was aimed at team management and the reply, once again, was with a dead straight bat.

It was then a free-for-all with the media accusing the team management of making a selective leak and playing hide-and-seek on an issue which is the burning topic back home.

Dhoni was already upset at the Indian media following reports of an alleged rift between him and Sehwag, which he had termed "false and irresponsible"


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