Mahendra Singh Dhoni: too early to speak about the World Cup (Interview)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

October 30, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): He is known for his batting skills and for trying various hairstyles. But Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni disclosed his ‘other side’ as he spoke about his dream home and World Cup to the press at he felicitated winners of ‘Dream Home Contest’ by Lafarge India real estate group in Kolkata on Tuesday evening. IBNS correspondent Supriyo Hazra reports

Tell us something about your dream house?

For the last 6-7 months, I am in my new house. It is a pleasure staying there.I am really happy… I have done it.

What’s your dream moment?

My wife Sakshi’s first Karva Chauth. It is a good thing that she is from Kolkata…she enjoys being with her family here.

Are you all set for the World Cup?

It is too early to speak about the World Cup. There is quite a bit of time left for that. Three months seems a small time. But it is a long time. There are number of issues that come between now and the World Cup. Important among those are the fitness of the players and of course, their performances.Hopefully, these will not bother. All my top players are available for selection and there will no major injury worries for us.Our top players will play.

What do you have to say about your success as a captain?

I am a successful captain because I have a successful team. People only talk about the captain, but it is the players who contribute towards the success of the team. At the same time, they push themselves to achieve goals…and lead the teams towards success.

Tell something about your dreams?

I just believe in the present time. I think less about the past or the future. I do not like to dream big. I like to do things at the right time. I think practically.

How do we conclude Dhoni’s association with Lafarge?

A small info about me and Lafarge. I have been associated with them for the past 2 year. Both me and the company have done really well.

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