The Tribune – India – Kunzer, November 26
Senior Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday backed captain Virat Kohli’s statement that the team needed more time to prepare, especially for tours like South Africa.

Summary

  • Kunzer, November 26Senior Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday backed captain Virat Kohli’s statement that the team needed more time to prepare, especially for tours like South Africa.
  • Dhoni, who is not in the Test side but will be in the ODI team in the upcoming South Africa tour, however, said that as an international cricketer it was a challenge one had to face.
  • “It takes some time to get used to, but if you see this team, there are many cricketers who have played overseas and it helps a lot.
  • “This time when the (Test) team leaves for South Africa, they will only get some time to prepare before playing the matches.
  • It is said that sports should be kept away from politics, but when it comes to cricket and involvement of Indian cricket team — be it a bilateral series or any big tournament — it is not just cricket because wherever we go to play, we generate a lot of money and ultimately that money flows into the economy,” said Dhoni.


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