KOLKATA, May 27: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni avoided the media for the second time in two days in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, but coach Stephen Fleming defended the captain, saying he was well known for being reclusive.
“That’s his style. In this case, I can represent the team well,” said Fleming replying to a query on why Dhoni did not turn up to take questions from the media at the post-match press conference.
Earlier, on the eve of the final also, it was announced that there would be a joint press conference by the captains of both the teams (CSK and Mumbai Indians) but it was altered at the last minute and instead the teams’ coaches addressed the media.
The arrest of Vindu Dara Singh, who was spotted with Dhoni’s wife Sakshi during more than one matches in the IPL, had put spot-fixing shadow on Chennai Super Kings.
And now, the arrest of team owner Gurunath Meiyappan have raised serious question about the involvement of players and other officials in the ugly scam while the media is out to grab every opportunity to grill main players such as Dhoni.—Agencies