Dhoni prepared for Sachin if faces in semis

Updated: 19 April 2010 17:39 IST

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said his side would look for mistakes of Sachin Tendulkar if they face Mumbai Indians in the knock-out stage.

Dhoni prepared for Sachin if faces in semis

Dharamsala:

After guiding Chennai Super Kings to the Indian Premier League semi-final, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said his side would look for mistakes of Sachin Tendulkar if they face Mumbai Indians in the knock-out stage.

"If we face Mumbai Indians in the knock-out stage, we have to wait for the mistake of Sachin because little master is in top form right now and they are the hot favorites to win the IPL 3," Dhoni said at the post match press conference here.

Speaking about Sunday's match, Dhoni made it clear that he was not satisfied with his bowling department which is still struggling to find rhythm.

"The main strike bowlers are still struggling to find form. They are not even capable of utilising the full quota," he said.

Asked about the last over, in which he hit a hapless Irfan Pathan for 18 runs, Dhoni said: "I am not a top-class technical player and knowing that I used my power to wrap up the show but Pathan bowled well."

Dhoni cracked an unbeaten 54 off just 29 balls to guide his team to a six-wicket victory.

He was also all praise for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium.

"This is one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums of the world. But to host the international matches the venue has to improve. The wicket also needs improvement," he said.

"The facilities for staying here are not up to the mark and the teams have to travel 18kms and back even for practice. Air facilities also need improvement," he added.



Topics : Cricket
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