Twitter Reactions: MS Dhoni tuns interviewer into the interviewee
by Jatin Author
Published - Apr 1, 2016 11:14 am | Updated - Apr 1, 2016 11:14 am
Indian skipper MS Dhoni turned the interviewer into an interviewee in the post-match press conference after the 2nd semi-final against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India lost the game by 7 wickets and were sent crashing out of the tournament that they are hosting at home. Dhoni said in the post-match presentation said that they were probably 10-15 runs short and that two of his main bowlers went for too many runs that he might have liked.
West Indies had previously chased 189 against the England team in their group match on a pure batting wicket at Wankhede and Windies captain Darren Sammy didn’t hesitate to bowl first after winning the toss. India did well with their new opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, who replaced Shikhar Dhawan in the team. Then again it was Virat Kohli who made an excellent 89* to power India to 192 runs in the 20 overs; but probably, they were 10-15 runs short on a pitch where England chased 229.
West Indies lost Chris Gayle early, but after that Johnson Charles and Lendl Simmons made sure that West Indies stayed in the hunt throughout the match and Andre Russell provided the last over impetus to win the match easily.
In the post match conference MS Dhoni was his normal cheeky self when it came to answering questions about India’s defeat at the hands of West Indies. An Australian journalist asked Dhoni about his retirement plans and Dhoni being Dhoni called the reporter to the dais and asked him questions like if he thought he was unfit and if he can continue till the 2019 World Cup and the reporter himself answered the question and Dhoni had the whole room in laughter.
Here is the Twitter reaction to Dhoni’s funny quips:
MS Dhoni brought the smiles on many Indian faces with this press-conference. pic.twitter.com/vUrF7U2F4X
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) April 1, 2016
@msdhoni I believe in you MSD.your reply to that reporter was just awesome.you are incredible.I hope you play till your 50.LUV you dhoni????
— nirav morasiya (@niravmorasiya) April 1, 2016
— Aman Tongia (@aman_tongia) April 1, 2016
@msdhoni what an awesome answer to the Australian reporter ?? we want Indian cricket team to play 2019 world cup under ur captainship ??
— shreya sharma (@cuteshreya278) April 1, 2016
Wondering what the NDTV reporter will ask MS Dhoni today @surnell
— Janaki Gopikrishna (@janakigopi) March 31, 2016
@msdhoni gud tack tick with that reporter who asked u abt retirement.. Really njoyed it ?
— Dr. Sushruta Marla (@sushruta17) April 1, 2016
— Navneet SalujaDsouza (@EnSaluja) April 1, 2016
@msdhoni I have seen ur response to the aussiee reporter…I really don't know how come ur thinking n thoughts r always out of the box…
— SANKARANARAYANAN M (@msankar24) March 31, 2016
@msdhoni I love for that answer to that reporter! Perhaps I'll love cricket for 3 years more!!!
— S.G? (@Srijeeta7) March 31, 2016
— Ameya Tilak (@ameyatilak) March 31, 2016
Am I the only one who feels MS Dhoni's behaviour with the reporter was in bad taste? Every athlete gets that question, a little grace pls.
— PRG (@PranavRGandhi) April 1, 2016
I Love MS Dhoni?? Just the way He is! So Cool?✌? @msdhoni
— • Deepshikha • (@deepshikha_v) April 1, 2016
— Ravi Chiku (@chiku_ravi) April 1, 2016
— Kush Dedhia Mufc (@kushdedhia) March 31, 2016
— Sukanta Paul (@Sukanta65502761) March 31, 2016
— CSK FanClub Official (@CSKFansOfficial) April 1, 2016
— Save TN Farmers (@kamaljii) April 1, 2016
I always knew that "MS Dhoni has a class" is a myth. Sheer display of arrogance by him to have tried to embarrass a journalist for asking Qn
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) April 1, 2016
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