India’s one of the most famous and successful Cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his bold and open statements. Recently when Dhoni was promoting his biopic he shared something which will shock you for a moment.
When India crashed out of 2007 World cup it was not an easy moment for team India to return home safely without any opposition from fans and media. When the team landed at New Delhi Airport it was completely jam packed with angry fans and media. Dhoni told media personnel about the whole incident:
When we landed in Delhi, there was a lot of media. At times, people feel that we are not emotional enough about it, but I always felt, as sports persons, you have to be strong enough to go through everything and it has to be within yourself”
At that point of time, when we landed, we had to get out in a police van. I was sitting next to Viru [Virender Sehwag] paaji. It was evening or night time. We were travelling at a decent speed – 60 or 70 kms – and that’s quite a bit for India, that too on the narrow roads. And, you know, media cars around us with their cameras and the big lights on top, it felt as if we had committed a big crime, maybe like a murderer or terrorist or something. We were actually chased by them.
After a while, we entered a police station. We went there, we sat for a while and then we left in our cars after 15-20 minutes. That actually had a big impact on me and I channelised the aggression to become a better cricketer and a better human being.
Above incident shows as how sometime media becomes unreasonable for news and TRP. Another aspect is it shows greatness of MS Dhoni as how he converted this negative energy into positive.