India cricket team director Ravi Shastri on Saturday chose to avoid the Taskin Ahmed - Mahendra Singh Dhoni picture controversy saying he does not "read newspapers".
On Friday, two days ahead of the Asia Cup final between India and Bangladesh, a picture of right - arm pacer Ahmed carrying the severed head of the Indian limited - overs captain Dhoni had gone viral on social media.
Reportedly the picture was posted by a Bangladesh fan.
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'.