People are jealous of Chennai Super Kings because we have MS Dhoni: N Srinivasan

N Srinivasan also praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni terming him an outstanding leader and innovative captain

updated: July 26, 2013 21:54 IST
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Chennai: Board of Control for Cricket in India president N Srinivasan on Friday took potshots at his detractors, saying they were "jealous" of Chennai Super Kings because the Indian Premier League giants have India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in their side.

Srinivasan, who found his name dragged into the IPL fiasco after the alleged involvement of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in spot-fixing and betting scandal, was speaking at a function for the first time since stepping aside from his post in the wake of the scandal.

"Why do you think people are jealous of CSK (Chennai Super Kings)? It is because of Dhoni. There was a savage attack on me (recently) because I have Dhoni," Srinivasan said, referring to recent controversies related to IPL which saw him face scathing criticism on issues of propriety and probity after the arrest of his son-in-law Meiyappan.

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