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Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday dismissed a query whether his breezy knock in the Asia Cup final was a reply to critics, asserting he was unperturbed by criticism. Dhoni said criticism would always be there, but it was his job to play the role that he was supposed to. He smashed a seven-ball 20 to help India win in Dhaka. “I am not here to give answers to anyone. India losing the Asia Cup to Bangladesh would have been a bigger news than India actually winning it. So I feel there are people to talk about lot of stuff but my job is to play the role and responsibility that I have,” Dhoni told media persons here. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli lauds Shikhar Dhawan after India’s victory in Asia Cup 2016 final vs Bangladesh

“There will always be criticism, because people may feel that something should have been done this way or that way, but my job is to play my role and responsibility,” he added. Dhoni of late has repeatedly faced posers on whether he was considering retirement.

He had lost his cool when such a question was lobbed at him last month ahead of the team’s departure for Dhaka for the Asia Cup twenty20 and asked a reporter to not keep repeating questions on his retirement. Dhoni, regarded as one of the best finishers ever in limited overs cricket, had blazed 20 of only seven deliveries in the final against Bangladesh to carry India to a title finish last Sunday.

Earlier, It was a suggestion from senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh that prompted skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to go up the order and finish the match in style during the recently concluded Asia Cup final against Bangladesh. India needed 19 off 12 balls when Dhoni blasted Al-Amin Hossain for two sixes and a four to finish the match with seven balls to spare. “I just gave him (Dhoni) a suggestion,” Harbhajan said on Tuesday. Dhoni in fact took his suggestion promoting himself before hard-hitters Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya showing his match finishing skills. On personal front, he has put special emphasis on his fitness so that he can compete with the youngsters in the Indian cricket team.