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Question mark over Dhoni’s availability

Posted by Naif in BCCI, Dhoni, Team India on July 7th, 2008

A day before the national selectors meet to pick India’s Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, much of the speculation surrounds the participation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Uncomfirmed reports suggest Dhoni may skip the series and, while his own public statements have not cleared the air either way, the Indian board says it is unaware of any such decision.

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Dhoni admits promoting Raina was a mistake

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General, Team India on June 15th, 2008

Struggling to digest the fact that India finished second best despite dominating the tri-series, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today admitted promoting Suresh Raina ahead of him in the all-important final was a mistake.

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A little too late for Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General, Team India on June 15th, 2008

The equation India faced towards the end – 64 runs needed off 36 balls – should have been manageable for a bunch of players accustomed to asking-rates of ten an over during the Indian Premier League. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had come in at No. 7, had run out of specialist batting partners and struggled to single-handedly keep up with the required-rate. Dhoni said the result could have been different had India kept a couple of wickets in hand.

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Dhoni rewards Green Park curator

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

A grateful Mahendra Singh Dhoni sent a note of thanks and Rs. 10,000 to Green Park stadium’s pitch curator for preparing the turning track that helped India score a series-levelling win over South Africa in the third Test here.

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Pathan gives thumbs-up to captain Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on March 22nd, 2008

Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni clearly enjoys the backing of his teammates and left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan on Wednesday came out to vouch for the leadership qualities of his skipper.

Pathan said Dhoni showed trust in his teammates in Australia and motivated others and the result was the tri-series triumph Down Under.

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Tendulkar recommended Dhoni as ODI captain: Pawar

Posted by Naif in BCCI, Dhoni, Team India on March 22nd, 2008

It was Sachin Tendulkar’s idea to make Mahendra Singh Dhoni captain of India’s one-day team, Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sharad Pawar disclosed on Friday.

Pawar recalled how the Indian team plunged into a crisis in England last year with the then captain Rahul Dravid dropping first hints of his reluctance to lead the team.

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Bhajji issue: Leave the past behind, says Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on March 14th, 2008

Indian One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that it’s time to leave the past behind as far as the controversy surrounded off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is concerned.

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Dhoni in dilemma over team composition

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 23rd, 2008

India may be keen to seal a place in the cricket tri-series final by putting it across Australia, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday admitted that getting the right composition for the crucial game was a ‘very difficult’ proposition.

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Dhoni should go slow in rebuilding process

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 18th, 2008

One wonders what must be going in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s mind when he asked the selectors to give him a young team sans seniors like Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. After two rain-hit matches, India defeated Australia convincingly but then lost two consecutive matches. Dhoni cannot blame the young players for the back to back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia as he’s sound enough to understand that exuberance alone cannot win you matches, you need experience as well. Are the selectors listening?

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Skipper Dhoni hits out at sloppy India

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 18th, 2008

Captian Mahendra Singh Dhoni last night accused his batsmen of costing India victory in the CB Series group game against Australia in Adelaide. The tourists looked on course to take the win after Australia were restricted to a paltry 203 for nine on what looked like a good batting wicket.

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