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I am insured, says captain Dhoni

MS Dhoni was entering the practice area when one of Yuvraj's big hits flew just past Dhoni, missing him by a whisker.

cricket Updated: Jun 11, 2008 00:08 IST
G Krishnan

Everyone knows Yuvraj Singh packs a punch when he hits the ball. MS Dhoni was entering the practice area when one of Yuvraj's big hits flew just past Dhoni, missing him by a whisker. It bounced and hit some cameramen. As he walked past his deputy, Dhoni shouted at Yuvraj, "I am here, target me if you like. I have insured myself."

Medicine man

Virender Sehwag was in good spirits on the morning of the India-Pakistan clash. Sehwag, who had skipped practice due to a cold on Monday, said he had recovered from a 'fever and sore throat' and was feeling fine. And the reason for this overnight recovery, if Sehwag was to be believed, were the medicines he had brought along from home.

"Yesterday, I was feverish, and was down with a bad throat. Thankfully, I am carrying my own medicines," he said.

Witty coach

Geoff Lawson makes his interaction with the media interesting. On the eve of the game on Monday, the Pakistan team coach was asked what was the secret of Pakistan's recent success. "Good batting, good bowling, good fielding and good coaching," he said. "Don't write the last bit, though."

In his witty best, Lawson said he wanted Pakistan to beat India by 150 runs.

And though he clarified the statement was made in jest, it sure provided some welcome comic relief in the press conference.