Dhoni's statement


Prime VIP
skipper M.S. Dhoni has admitted
he is worried at the growing list
of injured players in the team, but
also insisted that the ongoing
England tour would extend great
exposure to youngsters in the
absence of injured seniors.
Dhoni said this after Sachin
Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma
joined the list on Saturday.
"If you think about the next three
or four years these are the
players who will be playing at that
point of time. So, the more
experience they get, the better it
is," Dhoni said after the first ODI
at Durham was abandoned due
to rain.
"I think games like these give
them the kind of experience that
is needed against a good bowling
attack. So, I think it is a big
learning experience for them and
definitely that will help them in
future," he added.
India will now play the second
ODI in Southampton on Tuesday
with Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam
Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Virender
Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Ishant
Sharma, Rohit Sharma and
Harbhajan Singh out with injuries.
By Praful Kumar Singh