Team India dearly missed the services of its talisman Mahendra Singh Dhoni lately, when the touring party lost closely-contested Adelaide Test, but the man is now back and ready to take on Australia in the remaining Tests matches.
MS Dhoni missed the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka last month at home and was also forced to sit out of the opening Test in Adelaide. The Indian skipper was nursing a right-thumb injury and was also working on his fitness during this time.
Captain Fantastic, however, is ready and raring to go after gaining full fitness, both mentally and physically. Dhoni was continuously on duty for both India and domestic side Chennai Super Kings, and rightly deserved this break.
“This rest was very important for me,” Dhoni said. “I got the thumb injury while playing in England and I played on because sometimes, these injuries settle as you keep playing.”
“But that wasn’t the case this time and the right hand thumb only got worse with more batting. It was an important call for me because this is an important series and then there is the World Cup.”
“So, I wanted 20-25 days at a stretch which I got. It was good for me because I got some time to work on my fitness as well,” he concluded.