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Kuldeep Yadav clarifies comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, slams ‘false’ media reports

An agency report had quoted Kuldeep as saying,”There are a lot of times he (Dhoni) goes wrong but then you can’t say that to him,” at the sidelines of the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards.

cricket Updated: May 15, 2019 16:27 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Indian players MS Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Aaron Finch during the 2nd ODI cricket match at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, in Nagpur, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Indian players MS Dhoni and Kuldeep Yadav celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Aaron Finch during the 2nd ODI cricket match at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, in Nagpur, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (PTI)
         

Team India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has cleared the air about his comments related to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, blaming the media for ‘false’ interpretation of his comments.

“Here we go for another made up controversies by our media who loves to make tangy rumors for no reason. Just want to throw some light on the issue that has been proliferated by some people, that the news is totally false. I didn’t give any inappropriate statement about anyone. #Much respect Mahi bhai,” the left arm wrist spinner posted in an Instagram story.

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An agency report quoted Kuldeep as saying,”There are a lot of times he (Dhoni) goes wrong but then you can’t say that to him,” at the sidelines of the CEAT Cricket Rating Awards.

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Kuldeep, however, said Dhoni is someone who puts forward his views in between overs only when he feels it is required.

“Zyada baat nahi karte woh (he doesn’t speak much). He speaks only between overs if he thinks he needs to point out something,” added Kuldeep.

Dhoni was the skipper of the Indian team that won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup and then led the side to the ODI World Cup title in 2011.

Dhoni quit Test cricket in 2014 and then gave up ODI and T20 captaincy in 2017. He now plays only as a player under Virat Kohli’s captaincy for India. The 37-year-old has only retained his captaincy for the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings.

First Published: May 15, 2019 15:51 IST

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