On Wednesday, India registered a thrilling win over minnows Bangladesh by just one run. This allowed the hosts to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup alive.
But the captain MS Dhoni wasn’t the most pleased man after the match.
In his post-match press briefing, a visibly exasperated Mahendra Singh Dhoni lashed out a reporter, who asked if he was pleased with the one-run win over Bangladesh in the ICC World Twenty group match in Bengaluru.
According to a PTI report, 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
Dhoni was asked how satisfied he was 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 up the wrong way, Dhoni said, “I know you aren’t happy that India won today.”
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.