"I believe, in India, everyone has an opinion on issues and especially on cricket. There is freedom of expression and everyone is entitled to an opinion. Play like this, play like that, do like this, do like that. The problem is cricket looks a bit easier on television than when we play it at the ground," Dhoni said after India were crowned Asia Cup champions for the sixth time following an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh last night.

"Well there will be a lot of criticism. If anyone asks me that what would you have liked to do, I would have said that playing cricket for India will be my first choice. I will never play for any other country,” he added.

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But he also said that an individual should take a middle path when he is cornered, something which enables him to maintain a fine balance.

"Best for an individual is to take the middle part. Don't get too bogged down by criticism and also don't take yourself too seriously when you are praised. The media also balances it. If they take you up they will also bring you down. If you are up on a parachute, you can delay your coming down, but eventually you will come down. And then they will again throw you up,” said India's T20 and ODI captain.

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