Dhoni Turned Me Into an Unwitting Media Spectacle, Writes Ferris
Australian journalist Sam Ferris talks about his experience of sharing the podium with Dhoni at the press conference
Indian fans had very little to cheer about when India lost their ICC World T20 semi-final to West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on Thursday. However, what happened at the post-match conference would definitely go down as the highlight of the day.
For quite some time now, Dhoni has been plagued with questions about his retirement by media and many speculated that the ongoing ICC World T20 would be his last tournament.
So when Indian crashed out of the tournament on Thursday, it was not an unnatural that the question on his retirement would pop up again. And this time, an Australian journalist took the daunting task of asking Mahi about his retirement.
What happened next, blew our minds.
It took no time for Sam Ferris, who writes for cricket.com.au, to become the buzz of the social media as the video of this impromptu act by Captain Cool went viral on the internet. And naturally Sam was baffled.
In a post for cricket.com.au he wrote:
If you had told me that by the end of the night – after watching a stunning West Indies run chase in the World T20 semi-final – I would share the press conference table with India captain MS Dhoni and end up on every TV news bulletin in the country, I would have flat out called you a lunatic.Sam Ferris
He then elaborated as to why he decided to ask ‘the’ question which Indian journalists were refraining from.
I thought it was a pretty standard question, to be fair. When Dhoni shocked the world with his Test retirement out of nowhere after the 2014 Boxing Day Test at the MCG, it caught everybody off-guard. With that in mind, I was sure he would get asked again if he was going to retire from limited-overs cricket.Sam Ferris
Read the entire post here.
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