[caption id="attachment_833999" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-833999" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/MS-Dhoni-CSK-SRH-IPL-2019.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="418" /> Dhoni said that at the highest level, there aren't any players who are not playing with a niggle or two. @ BCCI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a> has battled a dodgy back for a long time and he wants to be careful with it as the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> is around the corner. The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/chennai-super-kings">Chennai Super Kings</a> skipper said that there has been some stiffness, but it is holding up as of now. <p></p> <p></p>"The back is holding up, it's not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can't afford that, because that's too important," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony after CSK beat <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sunrisers-hyderabad">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ipl-2019-csk-vs-srh-shane-watson-roars-back-to-form-to-guide-csk-to-thrilling-six-wicket-victory-833936">by six wickets</a> in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL 2019) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/IPL/status/1120760569856811008 <p></p> <p></p>Dhoni said that at the highest level, there aren't any players who are not playing with a niggle or two. <p></p> <p></p>"If it becomes worse, I certainly take some time off but at this level you play with some niggle or the other. Because if you wait to get fully fit, then there will be a gap of five years between two matches," the skipper said cheekily. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-csk-vs-srh-with-shane-watson-batting-that-way-we-couldnt-do-much-bhuvneshwar-kumar-833978">'With Shane Watson batting that way, we couldn't do much'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Lauding CSK s match-winner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shane-watson/">Shane Watson</a>, who smashed a thunderous 96 to virtually seal a place in the playoffs, Dhoni said: I think you can give individuals some games and the team gives them the rest. Watson has been a matchwinner for us. He has been batting well in the nets. Whatever small innings he played so far, he was middling them well although he did struggle a bit. <p></p> <p></p> This is the time when you need to back them. The management's thinking was to give him as many games as possible. And the team winning also means that a player gets more games than he would actually get. It's good to see different individuals step up every game.