Dhoni asks teammates not to hide injuries

Updated: 26 June 2009 10:04 IST

After India's disastrous show at the World T20, skipper MS Dhoni has warned his teammates not to hide any inuries or niggles ahead of the ODI series.

Dhoni asks teammates not to hide injuries

Kingston:

After India's disastrous show at the World T20, skipper MS Dhoni has warned his teammates not to hide any inuries or niggles ahead of the four-match ODI series against West Indies.

Interestingly, this came after the entire Virender Sehwag injury fiasco. The board had taken him to England despite being aware of an injury that he was carrying from the IPL. Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina are all missing the West Indies series due to injuries.

India play their first ODI on Friday. According to a report, Dhoni has said it was important for everybody to be truthful about injuries. He also said that if needed a player should take rest if he needs to, so that the niggle or injury doesn't become a major setback for him.

"For me, it's the team first and then the individuals and I'd hope it's the same with everyone else in the group," Dhoni is said to have stated.

He also said: "If anyone wants to take a break from the game, please let me know or the BCCI".

Dhoni did not spare the seniors in the team. "I would urge seniors to give more and more inputs for the betterment of the team," stated Dhoni.

He was referring to Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh who will be playing four ODIs against the West Indies. Alongside the warning to the seniors, Dhoni also urged juniors to take up more responsibility and chip in with their inputs.

"Remember, winning is a habit, losing is a process and nothing is a disaster," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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