India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains the game has seen. Dhoni’s success transcends the limits of captaincy, he has excelled as a wicketkeeper, batsman, finisher, batting at top order or giving answers to media. He is probably the best cricketer when it comes to handling the media. Also Read: MS Dhoni’s 10 stunning stats that boggle the mind

Dhoni has scared the most aggressive of the media persons with his answers. While it is witty at times, sometimes he does not hold back from bashing them. He has been the backbone of Indian cricket since he took the captaincy in 2007. He probably started taking jibes aat media post 2011 when his leadership was criticised post-Test series defeats in England and Australia. Also Read: MS Dhoni’s 11 unforgettable finishes in ODIs

We present 12 famous and witty replies by Dhoni to media.

1. In Zimbabwe, he was asked about the long cricketing season of 2015-16, which started with the Australia tour in January.

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2. Dhoni’s amazing take on the media when asked on his future plans as a cricketer during ICC World T20 2016

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3. Dhoni’s reply to media on his retirement plans post-World Cup 2015

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4. His reply after spending four months in Australia in 2014-15

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5. His response after losing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final against Australia

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6. His epic reply to media on Rohit Sharma’s edge which was not out but was given out by umpire

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7. Dhoni’s answer to media after becoming father in 2015

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8. His take on liquor

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9. Another witty response over his retirement

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10. When Dhoni got furious over a question by a journalist after India clinched a thrilling victory over Bangladesh in the final over in World T20 2016

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11. When Dhoni was questioned on why Shikhar Dhawan scores only against small teams

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12. When Dhoni was asked some personal question

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(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with Criclife.com. He can be followed on Twitter @abhik2593 and on Facebook at abhicricket.kumar)