Dhoni's team can win Test series in NZ: Pataudi

Updated: 15 March 2009 09:32 IST

Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi said the team led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is capable of winning the Test series in New Zealand.

Bhopal:

Terming the Team India as the best team of the Indian cricket, former captain and scion of the erstwhile ruling family of Bhopal, Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi said the team led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is capable of winning the Test series in New Zealand.

"The team led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the best team in the history of Indian cricket and is capable of winning the Test series in New Zealand," Pataudi who is popularly known as "Tiger Pataudi" told reporters here on Saturday.

Pataudi along with his noted actress wife Sharmila Tagore and other family members arrived here for taking part in a private function and also to resolve the vexed property disputes.

To a question he said it would be better if the team members instead of playing for personal records, plays for the nation and in that case it would be difficult for any team to beat Dhoni's men.

However, he said that the performance of the team is good and is appearing to get more better.

On the issue of condition of hockey in the country, he said that politics is responsible for it and added that as long as political interference did not stop, the game will not be able to revive at the national level.

Pataudi said that only players can improve the situation of hockey in the country by not coming under any pressure and keeping their morale high for better performance.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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