On Wednesday, a day after India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni ducked questions on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, BCCI president N. Srinivasan justified his decision to impose a gag order. (Sachin is 'batku', Dhoni is 'helicopter')
"Let me make it clear, no one has gagged anyone. But yesterday's (Tuesday) press conference was meant for the Champions Trophy. We mentioned that clearly in our media release. So it was natural that Dhoni answered questions related to that tournament only," N. Srinivasan told The Indian Express.
Just before leaving for Engand, Dhoni assured the media and the nation that the team's preparations for the Champions Trophy were in full swing and it will be a great opportunity for youngsters to shine. He though, under alleged instructions from the BCCI, refused to answer questions on the IPL spot-fixing scandal. He just smiled when he was asked to comment on the issue and reveal his links with Vindoo Dara Singh.