The serene captain of the Indian national cricket squad, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has maintained his iron curtain still now on the issue of the betting and match fixing outrage that has stormed upon the previous season of the Indian Premier League, has, at last, swept aside his gag, propounding that may be a laundry service could be trying to keep the competition clean.
“We will try the laundry, that’s good, will keep us clean.” The Chennai Super Kings skipper said to the ESPNcricinfo.
His franchise side CSK has found them in the deep soup since the team official Gurunath Meiyappan got arrested because of his direct involvement in the betting and sharing the team’s insider information and now CSK is at the focus of the doubt this season.
Nevertheless, with this comment Dhoni tried to lighten the pressure on their shoulder.
The batsman-wicketkeeper has barged in the UAE on this Monday for the first section of the Indian Premier League that has been turned around there because of the clash of dates with the ongoing general election in India.
Dhoni has also been impeached as he tried to protect Meiyappan’s actual identity by claiming him as a mere ‘enthusiast’. Later, it was discovered by the Mudgal Committee, appointed by the apex court, led by retired Justice Mudgal, that Meiyappan was one of the team officials who has a direct engagement with the bookies.
Since then, Dhoni has kept avoiding all queries of the media persons on this issue, and for this he has been scrutinized for sustaining the gag on this matter. Now, the franchise captained by him was at the centre of the row.
There are many transcripts hovering on the media that goes against this 32-year-old skipper. A news channel once telecasted a show against Dhoni, which has made the captain feel insulted. However, he went ahead on to file a claim to the channel of Rs 100 crore for unscrupulously telecasting the show, which he thinks has flubbed his image in front of his fans.