I am trying to serve the country like Tendulkar: Dhoni

MS Dhoni with the World Cup

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Chennai: Apr 7, 2011

 

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says it is a pleasure to hear words of praise from batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, and he is also trying to serve the country like him.

 

“I’ve tried to be honest throughout my career. Whatever responsibility is given on my shoulders, I try to fulfil it to the fullest extent. It’s just my pleasure that he enjoys playing with me. I am also serving the nation like him,” said Dhoni in a press conference ahead of Chennai Super Kings’ opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.

 

Talking about Gary Kirsten, Dhoni said, “What Gary has done to Indian cricket, I think the benchmark set is really high. When I say really high, (I mean) really high. We will miss him for sure but I assure you, Gary will miss us more.  Someday when he decides to come back and coach a new team, he’ll miss the Indian cricket team even more. There was a bond between him and the team and we’ll definitely miss him.”

 

When inquired about Australian spin legend Shane Warne’s desire to coach the Indian team, Dhoni said, “I don’t know about it. I heard it from the media. But one thing is for sure, whoever wants to come in or comes in, those (Gary’s) are big shoes to fill.”

 

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