MS Dhoni has said that he never gets to know what other people are saying about him because he never reads newspapers or watch television.
Dhoni was criticized by a lot of former players and experts after India’s defeat in the test series against England. But, the Indian skipper has given a strong answer to the critics by scoring a sublime double hundred in the first test match against Australia. The Indian team won that match with ease by 8 wickets.
In the post match press conference, when Dhoni was asked if the criticism disturbs him, he said, “Not at all because I never try to know what the people are saying about me. I keep myself away from the newspaper and television.”
When asked what he did special in this inning, Dhoni said, “Nothing. I played the same way. The balls which I felt were there to be hit, I hit them. I always do the same. Sometimes, it comes off, sometimes, it doesn’t.”
When asked about the overall performance of the team, the Indian skipper said, “It was undoubtedly a fine performance by the boys. The wicket was very good to bat on for the first couple of days. So, we did a good job by stopping them on 380 in the first innings. Then, it was important to get a lead of over 150 so that we wouldn’t have to chase much in the fourth innings and we did that.”
“The ball started turning square on the fourth day. So, it was tough work for the Australian batsmen in the second innings.”
“We have started well, but, we shouldn’t get complacent. The Aussies can bounce back hard.”
The second test match of the series will start from Saturday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.