Amidst the Indian Premier League match-fixing controversy and the subsequent proposal of the Supreme Court that the BCCI president N. Srinivasan be replaced by Sunil Gavaskar and CSK and RR be banned from IPL VII, under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to duck the media’s bouncers after the Indian team management decided that the Indian captain will only address the media when the team loses.
The team’s media manager RN Baba issued a gag order on the media yesterday and announced that the questions should only be related to the “India team and the World Twenty20“.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma addressed the media on Thursday and answered a few questions. However, the main talking point came when Dr. Baba stunned the media by announcing that MSD “will from now on be available if India loses any match or else the man of the match will attend the customary press meets.”
The move to wrap Dhoni in a cotton wool amidst the controversy back home hasn’t gone down too well in most quarters with many in the cricketing fraternity feeling that the Indian captain should come out in the open with the truth.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the skipper of the tainted Chennai Super Kings franchise and is also the vice-president of India Cements and Indian cricket fans would expect the skipper to issue a clarification after the recent turn of events.
India take on Bangladesh in the World T20 on Friday.