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Dhoni completes 100 dismissals, 3,000 runs

Posted by Naif in Dhoni on February 16th, 2008

India’s one-day team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his 100th match yesterday (12th Feb. 2008) and celebrated the occasion by becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 3,000 runs.

Dhoni, 26, has already effected 100 dismissals, which makes him the first Indian wicketkeeper to accomplish a double of 3,000 runs and 100 dismissals.

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The artist formerly known as the prince

Posted by Naif in Team India on February 16th, 2008

Gary Kirsten thinks its about belief, Mahendra Singh Dhoni attributes it to pressure, Kapil Dev has called for more time, Michael Clarke feels a comeback is imminent, and some experts have said a break is the best option. A Bollywood actress’ name keeps cropping up. With every match, every new failure, the Yuvraj Singh conundrum is dissected further.

Yuvraj’s slide has been one of the themes of the Australian summer, one where he has found new ways to get himself out. At the MCG last Sunday, with the game on a knife edge, he swung hard at a slow offcutter from Stuart Clark. The ball popped straight to Michael Hussey at short cover, who had been stationed in the position expressly for the purpose. A fielder was brought in and Yuvraj played straight into his hands.

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Dhoni warns team against complacency in Lee’s absence

Posted by Naif in Australia, Dhoni, Team India on February 16th, 2008

The Australians may have decided to rest their pace spearhead Brett Lee but Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday cautioned his batsmen against getting too complacent in their tri-series game.

“(Brett) Lee, of course, has been a top performer for them and has been in top form but it depends on how the bowler who replaces him perform. We wouldn’t be taking our sights off them,” Dhoni told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

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