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Dhoni yearns to keep flock intact

One wondered why someone, who had just won the Champions League, would sound so cheerless. Then, Chennai Super Kings skipper, MS Dhoni, let it out.

cricket Updated: Sep 27, 2010 23:43 IST
Subhash Rajta

One wondered why someone, who had just won the Champions League, would sound so cheerless. Then, Chennai Super Kings skipper, MS Dhoni, let it out. "It's an emotional moment for us. We have just played our last match together as a team. But it is nice to part on a high. "We shared the dressing room, lived and travelled together for three years. We don't spend as much time with our families as we did with each other," said Dhoni.

The melancholy was understandable as serious effort had gone into building team spirit and camaraderie, given the players hailed from different places and cultures. Given that the Super Kings have been the most successful IPL team, the bonding would have been better than other teams. No wonder, Dhoni wants his boys back. "I wish we could get most of them back from the auction pool," he murmured.

Anyhow, he will not have time to mull over the triumph or the imminent break-up of the team. Australia are in India and Dhoni will again need to be at his best. The astute skipper that he is, Dhoni is already thinking about it, not worrying about how hectic things will get. "That's how the schedule is. We need to spend the next few days wisely and try to be mentally there. We need to try and train our sub-conscious mind to see what can happen and how it can be handled in the best possible manner," he said before joining the team for that one last celebration.