SYDNEY, Feb 25 (PTI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today asserted that there was neither any dissension nor any communication gap in the dressing room but conceded that such reports at times create a brief awkwardness among the players.
�If you listen to the press conference on tape, you would get the answer yourself as to what actually I said and what I meant,� said Dhoni on the eve of the India-Australia tri-series match.
�You can�t particularly see the same question, it might be a build up to the first question and often what we don�t answer, because of the first part of the question we answer, it actually is the answer to the second or third question,� added Dhoni in his typical long-winding manner. Dhoni, while denying the reports of rift between Sehwag and him and asserting that the dressing room atmosphere was perfect, admitted it still caused uneasiness between the players. �You feel a little awkward initially. You may sometimes think the person is actually believing (what�s been reported). And the second person thinks may be he said it. But once you go through the talks, it gets back to as it was. �It doesn�t even by 10 per cent affect our performance or has any effect in the dressing room,� insisted the captain.
The 30-year-old Dhoni defended Sehwag�s assertion that he didn�t need to clarify with his skipper on the comments that the seniors were slow in the field.