Man-of-the-Match of the semi-final against Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, Ishant Sharma praised MS Dhoni for backing him and said he is lucky to have a captain like Dhoni. Sharma picked up three for 33 in the semi-final.

India handed Sri Lanka an eight-wicket defeat to storm into the final.

While India's top-order batsmen easily scored the 182 runs needed for victory, it were the bowlers who set up the win after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to field first in overcast conditions.

"The wicket was two paced and there was a lot of movement and bounce. I am happy that I could find my rhythm and hit the right lengths. It's very important to bowl in the right areas and I am lucky I did it. I am not God that I will bowl like this every day," Ishant said in a post-match chat.

The tall quickie said there was nothing special about Thursday's performance.

"It's a good feeling. I don't want to call myself the leader of the pace attack because we are working hard as a team and Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] and Umesh [Yadav] are bowling well as well. It's team work," Ishant explained.