Dhoni-Taskin morphed image: Team India not mocked for the first time in 'cricket crazy' Bangladesh

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New Delhi, Mar 6: As India and Bangladesh are all set to lock horns in the Asia Cup T20 final on Sunday, a picture of Bangladesh's right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of the Indian limited-overs captain MS Dhoni had gone viral over social media.

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Reportedly the picture was posted by an over enthusiastic Bangladeshi fan.

Morphed pic of Taskin holding MS Dhoni's severed head.

This picture was reportedly uploaded on micro-blogging site Twitter after Bangladesh stunned Pakistan on Wednesday to set up a summit clash with the Men in Blue.

When asked about controversial picture, India cricket team director Ravi Shastri on Saturday chose to avoid the controversy saying he does not "read newspapers".

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When asked about it at the pre-match media conference, Shastri said: "I don't read newspapers. You people should read the papers, we should go and play cricket. I don't have a habit of reading when there are matches around. You read, think about what is written and make your assessments on that. We will only go out there and play cricket."

This is not the first time a Bangladesh fan has targeted India on social media. Earlier in 2015 when India struggled to cope with pacer Mustafizur Rahman, a Bangladesh newspaper had published a picture of half-shaved heads of the Indian players, in order to show the after-effects of Mustafizur's 'cutters'.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

Story first published: Sunday, March 6, 2016, 12:40 [IST]
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