MS Dhoni Gave English Media a Savage Reply, Back in the Day
By CricShotsStaff - Jun 2, 2020 4:01 pm
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MS Dhoni is amongst one of those cricketers whose words speak for him. They have often been many instances when the 2011 World Cup-winning captain struck a chord and blew away the media. One such most famous incident occurred back in 2014 when the Indian team was touring England and MS Dhoni sat for an interview.

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MS Dhoni

The Indian team was in a poor form when they Toured England back in 2014. The Indian team didn’t do well in test cricket. Something often happened in Dhnoi’s last days’ as test captain before he announced his sudden retirement.

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MS Dhoni’s men failed to replicate the success the achieved in limited-overs cricket into the longest format. Under him, India lost 2 test series in England, 2011, and 2014 respectively.  The Indian team also lost to Australia twice in 2012-12 and 2014-15 when India toured down under. With Dhoni’ at the helm, India also tests series in New Zealand (2014) and South Africa (2013-14) also.

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MS Dhoni during Test cricket

MS Dhoni was asked a question from the British media after Indian batsmen to score runs in England. They raised questions on the technical aspects of Indian batsman. One interviewer questioned if Indian batsman would give up their IPL contracts and rather participate in English County Cricket in order to correct their techniques.

MS Dhoni gave a very perfect reply to such a ridiculous question. He revealed the jealousy factor of how the English county league is of India’s IPL. He responded with, “Ask the BCCI about it. And don’t get jealous of IPL.”

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The Indian team had started that tour in a positive manner. Drawing at Nottingham, India went on to register a famous win at Lord’s Cricket Ground. However, India lost the next three Tests and ended up losing the test series.

Dhoni was asked the question after the fifth and the final Test. Later on, India shrugged off the poor form and won the ODI series 3-1.