Rubbed the wrong way, Dhoni loses his cool

Dhoni walked into the press conference smiling, but it soon evaporated at the very first question.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was annoyed at a journalist's question in the post-match media interaction.   -  R. K. Radhakrishnan

Journalists often walk a fine line between asking the tough, fair questions and sounding hostile. In the estimation of India skipper M.S. Dhoni, one reporter tilted towards the latter, prompting Dhoni to shut him down with the ferocity of one his almighty sixes.

Here is what happened at the post-match press conference, after India defeated Bangladesh in the ICC World T20 here on Wednesday.

Excerpt:

Reporter: "Before the match, there was talk of India winning by a big margin, that we (India) should increase our net run-rate, and that we should win by 50 runs. But you only barely managed to win. So how do you rate this performance? My second question is..."

Dhoni: (Interrupts) "One minute. I know that you aren't happy that India won. (At this point, the shocked mediaperson says "No, no, Sir..", but he is cut off by Dhoni again). Listen to me. Your tone and your question says that you aren't happy with this result, okay? As far as India winning this match is concerned, there is no script. You (reporter) have to analyse how after losing the toss - and on what type wicket we batted - what the reasons were for why we didn't make a lot of runs. If you don't analyse all these things off the field, then you shouldn't ask these questions."

After bashing his first delivery out of the park, Dhoni went on tocollect the easy singles for the rest of the night.