IPL 6: MS Dhoni skips pre-final press conference, coach Fleming says players distressed

The former New Zealand captain also apologised on behalf of Dhoni for the latter's absence at the press conference.

updated: May 25, 2013 20:31 IST
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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni decided to skip the pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's Indian Premier League 2013 final versus Mumbai Indians. Dhoni was expected to address the media on Saturday but chose to give it a miss.

Instead, coach Stephen Fleming read out a statement, after apologising on behalf of Dhoni.

"Firstly, apologies from the captain. With the rain, we decided to keep the team back at the hotel for the preparation for tomorrow's match," he said.

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