Dhoni confident of winning back fans at home

India supporters at Trent Bridge cricket ground Nottingham, England

"Whenever you do well, you get appreciation and you get criticised whenever you don't do well. It is part and parcel of the game and I don't think too much about it," Dhoni said ahead of India's final match against South Africa.

As the captain of the side, Dhoni has been copping the most flak with fans at his home town Ranchi burning his effigy and questioning his leadership.

Dhoni, however, was confident of winning over the fans again with some good performance.
"I'm sure after some good performance they would once again start praising us," he said.
Asked how much he was upset with the public post-mortem of India's team selection Indian fansfor the crucial match against England, Dhoni said he hardly bothered.

"I'm not really worried. Whenever you select 11 players out of 14 and whenever it does not click, the guys sitting out might think 'why he and why not me'. I think that is normal," Dhoni added.

Dhoni booed by Indian fans
 Criticised by former cricketers for his tactical blunders against England, Mahendra Singh Dhoni faced the wrath of angry fans as he was booed after India's 12-run defeat to South Africa in their final Twenty20 World Cup Super Eight match here.
Dhoni was booed at the presentation ceremony after the match but the beleaguered Indian captain said it didn't affect him.
"It's not the first time I have been booed. When we lost in 2007 World Cup (against New Zealand), mera antim sanskar (my last rites) was also done. But I don't feel bad. It shows the expectation levels of fans," said Dhoni, who looked unruffled by the incident.
"I was told by a senior a few years ago. He said if somebody is appreciating you, don't hit seventh heaven. If you fall on floor, it wouldn't be good for you. So adopt a central path. I try to do so," Dhoni added.

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