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Dhoni excited about getting vice captaincy

india Updated: Jun 20, 2007 18:06 IST
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Newly appointed one-day vice captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is excited about getting the job and additional responsibility and has promised to give his best on the tours of Ireland and Scotland, prior to the England visit for a Test series.

"I have been playing for the last two and a half years. It's always a pleasure when you get extra responsibility. And when the responsibility rises you also become more responsible," Dhoni told reporters in Bangalore on Saturday at the end of the team's four-day cricket-skill oriented camp.

"It will be tough for me as a vice captain as it's for the first time this has happened and I am a bit excited. But I will try my best," the swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman said.

The Ranchi-born Dhoni said he and Dinesh Kaarthick, the additional 'keeper cum batsman on the tour, compliment each other well and share their mutual problems.

"We compliment each other. As you have seen when I bat in the nets he keeps wickets and vice versa. We share our mutual problems. It's known that it will be difficult for a wicket keeper in England because of the late swing of the ball. Having another 'keeper would always be a help," he said.

Dhoni was happy over the way the cricket camp was conducted especially because of the green wickets provided by the authorities keeping in mind the conditions that the team will face in England.