<div class="img-caption-wrap img-caption-wrap-left"> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="MS Dhoni says he is unfazed by critics" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121102084214.jpg" title="MS Dhoni says he is unfazed by critics" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> MS Dhoni has been severely criticized for his captaincy and his lack of form in India's recent failures AFP</p> </div> <br /> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Dec 4, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Indian captain <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>, who has been criticised by some former Indian cricketers about his demand for rank turners, Tuesday took a dig at his critics saying he was not bothered.<br /> <br /> "I don't have a platform like them. I am not on TV assessing neither do I write columns," said Dhoni when asked to comment about former players criticising him.<br /> <br /> "Criticism is a big part and parcel of the game, especially in Indian cricket. You get a lot of support when you perform well. But the same people run you down when you do not do well," he said.<br /> <br /> "I am not bothered by what is being said," added Dhoni.<br /> <br /> On if he was under pressure as captain, Dhoni said he preferred walking the middle path and not getting swayed either by adulation or criticism.<br /> <br /> "It goes either ways. Leading the side for the last three or four years you get in a situation to handle pressure. The good thing is you see both sides of the coin. With every game emotions flow."<br /> <br /> "When team does well, you get appreciated and should also take criticism when you don't do well. The important thing is you learn to walk the middle path," added Dhoni.