It’s an honour and pride to represent India: MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has bid adieu Test cricket a fortnight ago, but the India limited-overs skipper is ready to lead India in the tri-series and the forthcoming World Cup, starting February 14.

MS Dhoni, who looked refreshed after a little break he got post third Test, in his first media interaction after retirement from Test cricket said it is an honour to represent India in any format.

The Indian team is called ‘men in blue’ in the ODI format and the Indian captain insisted that it inspires the team to perform better and hoped that his men will continue to impress in the forthcoming games.

“There are very few people who get the opportunity to represent the country in any game,” Dhoni said. “We feel so blessed. It is such an honour and a matter of pride.”

“But yes, in the ODIs Team India has been identified as ‘Men in Blue’ and it does inspire us to do better once we are in it. That does not mean we do not give our best in Test matches.”

“It is just the ODI format… we are a better team at the moment and hope to do better than what we have been doing for the last couple of years.”