The wit and composure that floored one and all in his early days of captaincy has been missing at the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup and Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni admits to being a changed man after close to two years at the helm.
"Of course I have changed. But that is part and parcel of life. It's not easy, I am also a human being. I too have shortcomings but I am open to suggestions," said the man who was dubbed 'captain cool' by the media for his calm demeanor.
But after close to two years as captain, Dhoni's relationship with the media were strained here due to a newspaper report of him being at loggerheads with vice-captain Virender Sehwag.
The report infuriated Dhoni to such an extent that he turned up with the entire squad at a press conference in a show of unity.
Matters came to a head when it was decided to send Sehwag home due to a shoulder injury and the news came out on a few TV channels even before the BCCI had sent out an official confirmation.
Sparks flew in a press conference after that with an agitated Dhoni refusing to answer any question on Sehwag's injury.