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MS Dhoni: Captain or Not, Playing for Country is Most Important

MS Dhoni: Captain or Not, Playing for Country is Most Important

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By: Tarish Bhatt

MS Dhoni has had an amazing journey as India’s captain, and most recently he led Jharkhand to Vijay Hazare Trophy’s semifinal. He is no longer Indian Cricket Team’s captain, but is he enjoying his time as a player?

India’s most successful captain, Dhoni, insisted that he never thought of becoming the skipper. He led the Indian team to three world titles – World T20, 2011 World Cup and Championship – and numerous series wins.

Read More: Dhoni Can Easily go Beyond 2019 World Cup

“For me, captainship was an added responsibility,” Dhoni said. “I have never thought of playing for India, and captaincy goes beyond that. When the opportunity was given I take it as an added responsibility.”

“I was given a job of channelising everything and (ensure that) the team moves forward,” he added. “Whether I am the captain or not, for me the most important thing is playing for the country.”

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Dhoni has already hinted that is fit enough to last till the 2019 World Cup, and even beyond that. He, however, added that a lot can happen in two years, and fitness will also play its part.

“Looking at everything how it is going through, definitely,” Dhoni informed. “But as I said, a lot can happen in two years. Yes, the way I am today, I can easily go beyond the 2019 World Cup.”

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