Funny press conferences by Indian players more hilarious than some Bollywood comedies
Press conferences are an integral part of any sporting event. It is an important medium where athletes share updates with the general public about the team and players.
During pre-match press conferences, fans get an idea of the team combination they can expect in upcoming games, while post-match pressers let them understand the players’ evaluation of the match and how they played, what they did just in case of a win or things they missed which resulted in a loss.
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However, the majority of pressers these days are dull and boring. We have seen many cricketers attack journalists for asking difficult questions.
Now sometimes journalists try to stir up controversy and in that case a player’s reaction is totally justified but sometimes he just gets angry because he didn’t like the question.
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That said, over the years we have seen many cricketers hitting a six in the press conference room with their wit and humor.
In this article, we take a look at some of the more epic press conferences that are more hilarious than some of the comedy movies we see these days.
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Mr. S. Dhoni, who has long ruled India, has participated in several epic press conferences over the years. But the one that comes to mind when we think of his hilarious press conferences is that of the 2015 ODI World Cup in Australia.
Dhoni was asked about his future and if the 2015 edition would be his last major event in national colours. While others might have fired back at the reporter for asking such a question, the batter-wicket-keeper tackled it with his humor.
In the middle of the press conference, Dhoni invited the Australian reporter to sit next to him and made him answer the question himself, which left the whole room splitting.
Dhoni first told him that he expected this kind of question from an Indian journalist, not from a foreigner because he would then have asked them if they had a relative who could replace him in the job. Indian team.
Then he asked the journalist what he thought of his physical condition, if he was not fit to play at the highest level. “No, you’re very quick,” was his response. Dhoni then asked him if he thought he could survive until the 2019 World Cup to which he replied: “I mean, of course he can.” With a huge smile on her face, Dhoni then told the guy “So you answered the question”.
On Rohit Sharma’s birthday, throwback to one of his funniest World Cup 2019 press conference lines 😂 pic.twitter.com/befu6LNTVj
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At the 2019 World Cup, India recorded a convincing victory over arch-rivals Pakistan. Rohit Sharma, who scored a brilliant cent in that match, attended the post-match presser and wowed everyone with his humor.
A Pakistani journalist asked the Indian fly-half if he had any tips and advice for his counterparts across the border.
“Pakistan main agar ka bana coach at jaroor bataunga. Abhi kya bataunga (If I become the coach of Pakistan, I will definitely give them advice. Nothing so far),” Rohit replied.
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India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, in a home Test series against New Zealand in 2016, was asked why new hitters struggled to tackle spin on Indian pitches.
Jadeja tried to give a sensible answer, pointing out how footprints create fear in a batter’s mind about the insane twist the pitch could deliver.
The southpaw almost got his foot in his mouth but he controlled his tongue in time to avoid embarrassment.
The reporters, however, understood the word that almost came out of his mouth and they all burst out laughing.
While most players dread visiting Australia, we all know how much Virat Kohli loves visiting Down Under and battling Australians in their own backyard. The fact that some of his best shots have fallen against the Australian team shows how much he enjoys playing against them.
Not only on the pitch, Kohli also had many memorable moments against the Australians off the pitch during the press conferences. While most of his responses were fiery, there was one instance, in particular, that tickled everyone’s funny.
During the 2014 tour, an Australian journalist asked Kohli how he motivated himself when playing against teams that didn’t like to cheer him on.
“You always have a few who can’t keep calm in every team. So I have my goals,” Kohli replied, which transformed the whole atmosphere in the room.
Rohit Sharma’s fun dig at reporters
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After India lost to hosts England in the 2019 World Cup, a reporter asked vice-captain Rohit Sharma if India made a mistake in placing Rishabh Pant at number four in this match.
Instead of getting angry, Rohit lashed out at all the reporters in a way that even they liked.
“Not really. I mean, you all wanted Rishabh Pant to play, right? From India, you all asked where is Rishabh Pant, where is Rishabh Pant? So here he is, playing number four,” Rohit replied, which elicited a huge laugh.