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Dhoni looks forward to playing 20-20

Hailing the decision, he said the rotation issue will crop up with increase in amount of cricket.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2006 17:02 IST

Hailing the decision to launch the twenty-20 format in India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the issue of rotation policy will once again crop up since the amount of cricket being played in the country will go up.

"Hopefully when many Test matches, one-dayers and twenty-20 matches will be played, the amount of cricket will increase in the country," Dhoni said.

"The issue of rotation policy will rise once again because there will be so much cricket and players will be rotated. Everyone will get a chance," he said on the sidelines of a promotional event at Noida.

Dhoni, known for his swashbuckling batting, said the 20-20 format was so far played for entertainment but now it would be more competitive, demanding hard work, and he was looking forward to it.

"There would be more entertainment for spectators, that is the thing. They would enjoy it more because you get results in two hours, two and a half hours' time.

"It is really entertaining, you're there for sixes, fours and good music and lovely crowd, so I think it is a good step and I am looking forward to it."

About the recent 20-20 charity match between an International XI and Pakistan XI, he said, "It was very different. All the international players and former international players were also playing. Though we were hoping to play 20-20 that match was played for 10-10 overs. It was good for the jam packed stands," he said.