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Harbhajan spoof ad pulled

A controversial advertisement in which India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ridiculed team mate Harbhajan Singh has been yanked from the air, the alcohol company which ran the ad has said. Harbhajan’s mother

Dhoni urges India to stick to basics

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that if his side stick to the basics, preserving their number one Test ranking will take care of itself. Dhoni’s team, also the 50-over world champions,

Dhoni, Sehwag may skip Windies tour

NEW Delhi – Some of India’s senior cricketers, including captain MS Dhoni, are likely to skip the upcoming ODI series against the West Indies starting early June. Already exhausted by a cramped international schedule, the senior players want to take some rest. A top BCCI source said that it is possible that at least five-six senior players may be rested since India have a hectic international schedule ahead.
While some senior players may skip only the ODI series, others who have

Dhoni predicts bright new future for India

MUMBAI – Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes India’s World Cup winners have a duty to ensure that the country’s next generation of players can profit from the success of the class of 2011. Dhoni, who played a captain’s role with his man of the match 91 not out in Saturday’s six-wicket win over Sri Lanka, said the seeds of victory were planted in the 1983 title triumph of Kapil Dev’s side.
The nurturing has continued ever since, albeit with varying degrees of success. “It started with

I had point to prove in final, admits Dhoni

MUMBAI – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted he took a World Cup final gamble on Saturday, a high-stakes strategy which paid dividends with a first world title since 1983. He included wayward seamer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth instead of steady spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and pushed himself up the batting order where he made an unbeaten 91.
He finished the game with a huge six as India celebrated their six-wicket win over Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in style. “I took a

Dhoni, Sangakkara: two skippers, one dream

NEW DELHI – India’s MS Dhoni, a star of countless TV commercials, and Kumar Sangakkara, the well-heeled son of a Sri Lankan lawyer, will be at the heart of Saturday’s World Cup final action. For the first time in the history of tournament finals, the two captains are also the wicketkeepers. Sangakkara is relishing the challenge that his triple role as captain, batsman and keeper brings.
“Wicketkeepers, sometimes everyone says they are over-burdened and it’s not the easiest job.

India peaking at right time: Dhoni

MUMBAI – Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni warned rivals Sri Lanka to expect a tough contest in Saturday’s World Cup final, saying his team had yet to play its best cricket. “There is plenty more to come from us,” Dhoni said ahead of the all-Asian clash at the Wankhede stadium.
“We gained momentum as the tournament went on and we are now peaking at the right time.” Dhoni said India’s intensity had picked up in the knock-out rounds, which helped to defeat defending champions

Afridi v Dhoni: a clash of unpredictables

NEW DELHI – Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and his indian counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be involved in an engrossing battle of wits in the eagerly-awaited World Cup semi-final in Mohali on Wednesday.
Afridi’s team ended Australia’s unbeaten 34-match streak at the World Cup with a win in a league match, while Dhoni’s side knocked the defending champions out of the tournament in the quarter-finals. Afridi and Dhoni have so far proved adept at reading situations and did not

Dhoni banks on openers to fire

NAGPUR – India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was looking to openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar to fire at the top of the order as the host nation eyes the quarter-finals. “If our openers can bat as long as possible, it will be good for us because from what we have seen, if Sachin and Sehwag get going it is difficult to stop them,” Dhoni said on the eve of his Group B match against South Africa. “I am just hoping that in coming games we have slightly bigger

Dhoni warns hot-head Sreesanth

CHENNAI – India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has warned controversial fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth to cut out the hot-headed theatrics at the World Cup. Dhoni was left unimpressed by trouble-prone Sreesanth’s latest antics in Wednesday’s 117-run warm-up win over New Zealand when he fired a verbal volley at Kiwi opener Brendon McCullum.
The outburst came just four days after the bowler went face-to-face with Australian skipper Ricky Ponting when he made a gesture of a ‘L’