Rajkot: The post-match media conference by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni got disrupted for the second time in three years at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here today because of laser show and bursting of crackers by the organisers.
Just as Dhoni walked into the media conference room after India had lost to South Africa by 18 runs in the third ODI, the laser show and fireworks began to upset the scheduled official event.
He tried in vain to answer the questions put to him by the mediapersons without success, asked the reporters to wait for a while and went to see the din created by SCA before returning to answer questions in detail.
An identical thing had happened in 2013 when SCA hosted its first ever international game at this newly built venue, a ODI against England.
On that occasion the power had been switched off to allow the spectators to enjoy the laser show, leaving the media persons flummoxed and Dhoni bemused.
Today thankfully the power remained on and after Dhoni answered questions after the din had died down, South African captain AB de Villiers and fast bowler Morne Morkel addressed the media.
Interestingly SCA supremo is Niranjan Shah, a former secretary of the BCCI, who ought to know of the importance of post-match media conferences and the need for them to be conducted in the proper manner.