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    Fatigue will not be a real factor, says Dhoni

    JOHANNESBURG: There schedule may be chock-a-block but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not believe fatigue will be a real factor for Indian players who are to play South Africa in a one-off T20 match followed by the seven-week long upcoming IPL.

    Dhoni says he and his teammates are "happy" to have travelled to South Africa even though its for a one-off match, and coming after their failure to make the Asia Cup final and the disastrous tour of Australia.

    "All happy. I don't think fatigue will be a real factor. We all enjoy playing the IPL...that's one format where you are not representing your country, and the span of the tournament is slightly longer so you play quite a few games.

    "It's a different exposure. I always felt the platform was good for youngsters because they get to play with some of the best international cricketers. It helps you get a bit fitter also," Dhoni said after he arrived with his team for the match, scheduled to be held on Friday.

    Dhoni lauded South Africa for their hospitality and the ability to make visiting teams feel comfortable.

    "In South Africa the sports are managed really well. When a team comes everything is in place and in order. In the same way, when it comes to India, the management, the airlines and the hotels, they go out of their way to make the players comfortable."

    Source - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...w/12442344.cms

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    Cool story, Dhoni.

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    Taking away their excuse for their test series results.
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    Great practice for the T20 World cup for all the Players :yao:

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    Indians arnt the fittest players. Fatique is an issue

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    Any thoughts of fatigue will be dispelled by thoughts of fresh moolah.
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    ^ they will play even If they are Injured

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    Exactly and when a Test series comes along, they'll all drop out injured.
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    bhajji

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    Who do you think we are, you monkey, Dhoni?

    He has totally lost his mind. He thinks that winning against SA will be easier and if they are to win against them, Indians will forget about the ass whooping they received in Australia and England and the Asia Cup. Now IPL is almost here, it makes him the biggest fool. GOD!! WHO EVEN WATCH IPL? WHO WANTS TO SEE HIM HIT SIXES AND TAKE HIS TEAM TO VICTORY? I PERSONALLY DONT. (notice the shouting) IPL is seriously killing them, night time parties, day time slogging for what cause? To get rich and become unhealthy by the time IPL finishes.

    Something needs to done to this IPL. #bloodisboiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binning View Post
    ^ they will play even If they are Injured
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    Exactly and when a Test series comes along, they'll all drop out injured.
    Sehwag much?
    Playing left arm spin better than the national side, since the age of 12
    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    ^ Even Harbhajan