India skipper MS Dhoni (left) and Congress leader Manish Tewari © Getty Images
India skipper MS Dhoni (left) and Congress leader Manish Tewari © Getty Images


London: Aug 20, 2011


After realizing that Congress leader Manish Tewari’s caustic comments against Anna Hazare and his team turned the public mood in favor of Team Anna, Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has written a passionate letter to Tewari asking for help.


Dhoni has requested the Congress spokesperson to immediately call a press conference and lambast Team India for its poor performance in Test matches against England.


“Call us incompetent from head to toe, call us closet gilli-danda players, call us over-ground jokers, or if you want, call us RSS agents, but please call us names,” Dhoni’s letter desperately pleaded for help from the Congress leader.


It should be noted that Indian cricket team is facing a possible 0-4 whitewash. Indian fans are disappointed with the team and have lost all hopes of any comeback from them. Most of the fans are just indifferent and waiting for the ODIs and the only T20 match to begin.


“Just one statement from you against us can change this cold indifference of people into warm support for us,” Dhoni’s letter argued.


“You can accuse Rahul Dravid of scoring slower than the speed at which you speak, you can accuse Virender Sehwag of being a bigger zero than the 2G loss, you can call me a directionless leader like LK Advani,” Dhoni gave some “hints” to the Congress leader.


“But for once, open your mouth and help India,” the letter made a passionate appeal.


The letter was handed over to Manish Tewari by BCCI spokesman and Congress leader Rajiv Shukla. If Tewari is moved by the pleas of the Indian captain, he could address a press conference tomorrow morning and call Dhoni’s men the “D Company”, just like he had termed Team Anna the “A Company”.


“Tewari could address the media at around 11.00 am and we expect the whole country to be wholeheartedly backing Team India by 3.00 pm,” Rajiv Shukla expressed hope and confidence.


Shukla refused to confirm or deny if the letter by Dhoni was an idea initiated by the BCCI, which has earlier been accused of asking Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri to issue statements to help the board and the team.


The BCCI spokesman also refused to comment if Digvijay Singh and Kapil Sibal could also be asked to issue statements in order to swing the public mood in favor of the Indian cricket team.


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