ICC Champions Trophy: No newspapers, no TV channels, no pressure, says Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Indian captain said the team was least affected by the happenings in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. For Team India, the focus is on Chris Gayle.

updated: June 10, 2013 21:40 IST
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London: For the first time ever since the Indian Premier League controversies broke out around betting, spot-fixing and conflict of interest, Mahendra Singh Dhoni lowered his guard a bit on Monday as the travelling Indian media looked for answers to the team's cagey ways in the United Kingdom. (Read: Our IPL stars will share Indian secrets, says West Indies coach Ottis Gibson)

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With direct questions on 'controversies' banned by the Indian team's media manager Dr Baba, the Press has been trying to bowl 'doosras' at Dhoni but with very little effect. On Monday morning when Dhoni HAD to attend a mandatory ICC press conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions Trophy match against the West Indies, the media once again made an indirect query on how the team was keeping focus in spite of the tumultuous IPL/BCCI events back in India. This time, Captain Cool was a little obliging. (Read: ICC suspends Denesh Ramdin for two ODIs)

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