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.
Vadodara, Dec. 31 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday stated that it respected M S Dhoni's decision to retire from Test cricket, adding that the board will never forget the skipper's contribution to cricket.
"We are sad that Dhoni has decided to quit Test cricket suddenly, but certainly it [the decision] has been taken after a lot of introspection. Dhoni is a great cricketer and a great captain. The BCCI will never forget his contribution in team building," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told ANI.
New Delhi, Dec 30 : Batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting were among those who tweeted their best wishes to one-day international skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after his shock retirement from Test cricket today.
"Well done on wonderful career in test cricket, MS Dhoni, Always enjoyed playing together. Next target 2015 WC my friend!!" tweeted Tendulkar.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting called Dhoni a 'great comeptitor and someone who Indian cricket owes a lot to'.
"A great competitor, and someone who I think Indian cricket owes a lot to," tweeted Ponting.
Bengaluru, Dec 30 : Veteran spinner E. A. S. Prasanna on Tuesday termed Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni 's decision to retire from Test cricket as surprising, but added that he had done a great job for Indian cricket.
"No doubt this is a sort of a surprise decision to know about it, because we have just one more Test to go in Australia. He must have deliberated on this much before he took on this tour, because of the fact, that many times earlier, sometime in 2012 or 2011, he had hinted about quitting......," he told ANI here.
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