Perth: A regular saviour under tough circumstances for the Indian cricket team, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he also feels the pressure like others but manages the rescue acts as he knows how to get out of potentially dangerous situations.
Dhoni's unbeaten 45 was the cornerstone of India's patchy four-wicket win against the West Indies in a World Cup pool match at the WACA yesterday.
Perth: There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday.
South African captain De Villiers and West Indies' Gayle are two such players which would have kept Dhoni worried and required him to make some planning.
Karachi, Feb 24 : An ardent Chicago based Pakistani cricket fan has admitted that he would leave no stone unturned in terms of supporting Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to retain the World Cup title.
Mohammad Bashir, who replaced 'Chacha Cricket' as the unofficial mascot for the Pakistani team, is widely recognized for supporting Pakistan almost everywhere they play.
Bashir, who runs a restaurant in Chicago, said that at the 2014 World T20, he could not get any tickets for any of the matches, so Dhoni arranged a complimentary ticket of the final for him.
Melbourne: An overwhelming win over Pakistan may have brought a lot of cheer to the Indian cricket team after an indifferent 'Australian Summer', but there are a few grey areas that are yet to be addressed by the side, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor run with the bat.
Therefore, it was not really surprising to see the captain spending some quality time with Team Director Ravi Shastri during India's training session at the St Kilda's Junction Oval ground, on Wednesday.
Chandigarh, Feb 16 : Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj Singh on Monday blamed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his son's omission from the World Cup squad, alleging that the wicketkeeper-captain had 'betrayed' the southpaw.
"I want to ask, what problem does Mahendra Singh Dhoni have with Yuvraj Singh. Today, even after playing for India for 15 years, even after winning 90 percent of the matches for India, playing with Dhoni to win many tournaments and playing for the country despite cancer, why is he behaving with Yuvraj in such a manner," Yograj told mediapersons here.
Karachi, Feb 14 : Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that a dominating World Cup record against Pakistan would have less impact during their high-voltage clash on Sunday in Adelaide.
India have won all five of their previous head-to-head World Cup matches against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Reflecting on a comforting record against Pakistan, Dhoni said that he was not bothered about statistics as what happened in the past would count for little in what is a prized game for all, adding that the only thing that would matter was how they play, the Dawn reported.
Sydney, Feb 07 - Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that Australia may find it difficult to win the upcoming edition of the World Cup at home in view of high expectation s.
Dhoni led his team to win the 2011 World Cup after defeating Sri Lanka in the final at Mumbai, and became the first host nation to win the final on home soil.
Commenting on Australia's World Cup chances, the big-hitting batsman said that it was slightly tough, that was what the statistics suggest, adding that lot of home teams hadn't won the World Cup, News.com.au reported.
Sydney: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally broke his stoic silence over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, saying that he does not expect the speculation around his name to stop anytime soon despite nothing concrete coming up against him.
Dhoni, who captains Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, has been remarkably calm in the last couple of years despite his name regularly cropping up in cases pertaining to conflict of interest.
Gurgaon: With the ICC Cricket World Cup just a little over a month away, out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday wished the Indian team and hoped that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side would be able to defend its title in Australia and New Zealand.
"We are going to play the World Cup and we are the defending champion, so I hope we do well and bring this trophy to India and give lot of joy to Indian public," Sehwag said posing with the ICC World Cup Trophy which was showcased to cricket fans at Cyber Hub here.
Sydney, Jan 01 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to abandon the rest of the Australian Test tour following his sudden retirement from Test career for reportedly taking a vacation in between before returning to Australia for the one-day tri-series in mid-January.
An Indian spokesman said that Dhoni, who still remains the country's 50-over captain, might return home to India before returning in time for the launch of their one-day campaign against Australia on January 18 in Melbourne, News.com.au reported.
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