Hotels told not to deliver newspapers in Team India players' rooms: Dhoni

MS Dhoni will lead the Indian team in the first of the four-match Test series against Australia starting from December 26 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Melbourne: Dec 23, 2011

Australian legends Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne have already started the psychological shelling against the Indians in form of verbal volleys ahead of the Boxing Day Test, but the visitors have been unaffected by it.

Warne and McGrath had questioning the form and fitness of India’s frontline pacers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma.

Indian captain MS Dhoni has come up with a innovative idea to avoid the Australian mind games.

“We have a very good way of ignoring all of that (the mind games), we ve asked all the hotels we stay in not to deliver newspapers to our rooms. That works well,” he said in an interview to HT.

“Of course, reading the local dailies does have it benefits it keeps you up to date on the happenings in the opposition camp.”