India vs Bangladesh: MS Dhoni lashes out at journalist during post-match presser

India survived a mighty scare before pulling off an incredible one-run victory against Bangladesh to keep their semi-final hopes alive.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: March 25, 2016 3:48 pm
Cricket - India v Bangladesh - World Twenty20 cricket tournament MS Dhoni was contend with the one-run win over Bangladesh in ICC World T20 contest.(Source: Reuters)

Soon after guiding India to a nerve-wracking victory, a visibly exasperated Mahendra Singh Dhoni lashed out a scribe after being asked if he was contend with the one-run win over Bangladesh in the ICC World Twenty group match in Bengaluru. (STATS || POINTS TABLE || FIXTURES)

Dhoni walked into the press conference smiling, but it soon evaporated at the very first question, which not only took the India skipper by surprise but also left him furious.

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Dhoni was asked how satisfied was he with the result, keeping in mind that India needed to win it big to improve their net run rate for brightening the semifinal prospects.

Rubbed the wrong way, Dhoni said, “I know you aren’t happy that India won today.”

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As the reporter tried to clarify, Dhoni cut him short and added firmly, “Listen to me. Hearing you, your tone and your question, it’s clear that you aren’t happy that India has won. And when talking about a cricket match, there’s no script. It’s not about the script.”

Giving him a peace of his mind, Dhoni further said, “You have to analyse that after losing the toss, what was the reason that we couldn’t make many runs on that wicket. If you aren’t analysing these things sitting outside, then you shouldn’t ask this question.”

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A long pause followed at the press conference hall, before the mike was passed on for the next question.

India survived a mighty scare before pulling off an incredible one-run victory in a low-scoring thriller to keep their semi-final hopes alive.

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Defending a modest 146, India looked down and out for the better part of the match before getting their acts together in the final two overs to restrict Bangladesh to 145 for nine.

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    prakash gotimukul
    Mar 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm
    pressutes n burkadutts r there in sports PC also...........stead of congratulating the team /captain etc, he was acting smart. Next he will go to Sitaram Ye and take some lessons n join Vemula agitation..s
    1. K
      Mar 24, 2016 at 9:37 am
      Please ask this pressitute to go and take the role of Dhoni for a minute in the field and im sure he will not ask such stupid questions after that . Anti - National elements in our society , these creeps will never like anything good happening for India.
      1. D
        Mar 24, 2016 at 11:51 am
        Dhoni is superb. He hit a sixer from that below belt question of the so called reporter.
        1. S
          Mar 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm
          Dhoni smacked the reporter for six....well said and handled....No wonder the term pressute is apt for current media personnel.
          1. G
            Gagan Chatterjee
            Mar 24, 2016 at 7:45 am
            The likes of so called journalist who tries to make a hero out of anti-national parasite is evidently won't be happy with India's win!!!! Their frustration showed and Dhoni spotted it and gave it back to him with a hook!!!
            1. G
              G B
              Mar 24, 2016 at 5:11 pm
              Jouranlists are quite stupid nowadays. All they want to do is sensatioanlize a non-issue into a controversial issue. Win is a win and that too when caught in a nerve racking situation batting first.
              1. H
                Mar 24, 2016 at 8:20 am
                Yes ,MSD is right , Indians grabbed the match from Bangladesh ; still some of the media is not happy about their performance. It is so bad............
                1. N
                  Mar 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                  name the reporter who asked the question... IE come on...please.....
                  1. h
                    Mar 24, 2016 at 10:41 am
                    India's win seems disturbed the journalist too much!
                    1. I
                      Mar 24, 2016 at 9:21 am
                      An awesome post and must read it..
                      1. J
                        Mar 24, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                        India Won without cheating. Dhoni should have got the player of the match for his fantastic stumping which one us the game.
                        1. K
                          Mar 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm
                          I think Dhoni should take now a different profession. What? He should represent National Political Party who are scare of sending before the media desk of TIMES NOW to face great Arnob Goswamy. On professional FEE he should sit to face this media great. Not a ticket holder member and definitely not supporting any political thinking. Will earn more than this present physical and mental anxiety.
                          1. K
                            Mar 24, 2016 at 7:34 am
                            One thing is proved from yesterday's match that the words of Bernard Shaw is 100% correct "11 fools are playing and 11000 fools are watching".
                            1. A
                              Mar 24, 2016 at 7:07 am
                              Dhoni was justified in his outburst. When one wishes to confront a professional they too should tutor themselves to ask relevant, related and pithy questions. Just aggressiveness and mocking ways will breed such replies only. Dhoni single handedly made the difference in that match. Even if someone doesn't want to acknowledge it belittling it was hitting below the belt. The outfit that journalist belongs to should review whether he deserves to represent them in such matters in future.
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                                kris kumar
                                Mar 24, 2016 at 8:14 am
                                It is nice to know that calm and soft spoken Dhoni can also retaliate to rouge journalists who ask provocotavie questions. Instead of encouraging captaion the journalist was sarcastic and was trying to humiliate Dhoni. The same rouge journalist who made Maoist Kanhyia a hero was trying to make Dhoni a zero. Serve him right.
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                                  Jiban Sen
                                  Mar 24, 2016 at 9:48 am
                                  India should have lost the game. They did not deserve to win. The Bangladeshis made the horrible mistake of finsihing off the game with a six Indians batted and bowled very badly. Most of the BD Wickets were gifted to them
                                  1. P
                                    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:47 am
                                    You dont need to be an internatinal cricketer to know how to get 2 runs from 3 balls did you notice not one indian cricket was close in to save the single, Both batsmen hit half hearted shots to hit a not needed boundry. lf you cant put a full toss over the ropes then when can you it stinks it was a fix
                                    1. D
                                      D Raja
                                      Mar 24, 2016 at 9:31 am
                                      In INDIA journalism is one type TERRO RISM .no morals pressute is correct word.
                                      1. R
                                        Mar 25, 2016 at 6:13 am
                                        NO, Pressutes n Arnob r there in sports.... instead of congratulating the team are acting smart. Next he should go to Amith Sha and take some lessons to join ABVP agitation..., is also v fine option lol....
                                        1. R
                                          Mar 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm
                                          which news channel do u represent u dumb
                                          1. S
                                            Sanjay Sharma
                                            Mar 24, 2016 at 8:55 am
                                            It was MSD's match. The journalist must not be the same, as I hope so, who interviewed earlier Sunny Leon because these kind of species don't understand the trauma a person goes through when he/she is fighting for survival. Dhoni is achiever by any standard.
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