The mystery has finally been solved. The media wondered the reasons behind skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s absence during the pre-match press conferences leading to lot of speculation. Dhoni had the answer to it on Tuesday, saying that it was better to give opportunity to performers of the game than himself coming for the press meet.
“Well the people love me out here. They have been seeing me for quite a few years. The only reason I don’t come to pre-match press conferences is because I would like to expose other players also what their views are when it comes to particular series. Frankly,when I have come to a press conference right now, I won’t have anything different to say before the next game. So it gives ample opportunity to someone like a Pujara, a performer of the game, coming before a Test match and saying what he wants to say. We don’t attend too many press conferences – we have restricted it to pre and post match. And that really helps. It trains them how to handle media as you know how difficult it is to handle Indian media. I feel it should be way ; you shouldn’t always call the captain because he hasn’t much to say in each and every press conference.’’