Thursday, 30 May 2013 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

If I were Dhoni, I would not have attended the Press Conference :-)

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     Outrage against Dhoni has been seen quite evidently all over media and even among Indians because he didn't speak anything whenever a question got hurled by a journalist regarding BCCI and their take on spot fixings in the recent press conference. MS Dhoni has just become villain because he chose to maintain silence rather than give his inputs in media about what should be done to handle spot fixing and other misuse of being in the team squad. Just after the Press Conference ended, media started outraging against Dhoni as if he is the chief of all the nonsense that has taken place in last one month within the favorite sport of India. I remember once Sachin Tendulkar was asked about the Shivsena and MNS take on expelling non-Maharashtrians out of the state, he replied saying,"I am an Indian first and then a Maharashtrian". This is all what the legend said and Shivsena's newspaper, Saamna had everything written against the legend. Bal Thackeray advised him to play Cricket with all his focus rather than being political. 

           This is what these Cricketers, actors or other public figures in our country have to go through once they speak against the person that's powerful. I, sometimes, don't understand what's exactly the view of Indian media and public. When someone expresses himself in the media, he is being said to stop speaking senseless things as it hurts the majority of citizens. Then we, the minority who wants to speak, start outraging about the Freedom of Speech being violated by such measures against the person who speaks his mind in front of all. MS Dhoni kept quiet because he didn't want to hurt any of the two parties. Neither BCCI nor the Indian Cricket lovers. He reacted in his style statement by being cool even when the personal questions were thrown at him. A question regarding his wife- Sakshi being seen with Vindoo in the stadium was also hurled. Dhoni just gave an uneasy smile to it but didn't speak anything.

            Why should he speak when there's already a probing committee being allotted to see the whole case of fixing and implement some rules so that next time when such incident occurs, there would be a rule according to which the culprits would be punished. He is the Captain of the team and the only thing that he can ensure is total commitment on field by him. If he turns out to be someone playing a major part in this illegality, then he should come up in media and give details as to how and why did he committed himself to something which he knew could have costed his career. But now when he is purely on the right side, as it seems to be, he does not need to give any inputs on the whole matter in public. He can talk to BCCI or the probing committee as an Indian Captain about what he feels should be done to avoid such incidents but speaking in public? No, at least not now when we are in the middle of all the issues.

         In our Indian culture, aren't we taught "Jungle mein rehna hai toh sher se koi bair nahi"? Even in the Corporate world, we see that a manager or supervisor keeps on getting accused, blamed, overloaded but still, when they get a chance to speak against their bosses, they find it better to remain quiet than speak anything against them. We have seen many cases recently that the Principal of the school kept molesting teachers for years but they never complained until the water went above limits. The molestation case of the Indian hockey coach with our girls' team is still remembered as a black day in Indian sport. Even in college, when students dislike a teacher, out of 60 students in class, only 2-3 have guts to stand in front of HoD and complain against the teacher. For the very same reason, I didn't find anything weird or disheartening when I saw MS Dhoni choosing to ignore questions related to BCCI that owns him. What are your views now?


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Apurv Verma said...

This question is not limited to Dhoni, it is an old trend, this bullying attitude of BCCI. It is happening since the era of 'The Tiger' (i mean Sir Pataudi.) And this will continue for ever if BCCI will remain a private organisation

Vijay Rajput said...

Dhoni doesn't need to justify and answer anyone publicly. He always speaks by his performance and we have faith in him.

Aashish Sahni said...

respect!

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Apurva, u r actually right but every boss is such...

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Vijay sir, I fully agree with you

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Aashish, :-)

CreativeUrja.com said...

I agree with you , actually Dhoni handled this matter better in his second press conference while he was addressing International media. He said that he wants Indian cricket team to be away from this controversy, in my view he should have said the same thing while addressing Indian media too but instead he was just smiling and some guy from BCCI was trying to handle everything rudely which did not go well with reporters and common fans.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Urja, I agree with you..

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