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Spot fixing, worst thing while representing your country: Dhoni

Reacting to the spot-fixing case verdict, MS Dhoni said it was the worst one could do while representing their country. "If you do worse, then be ready for worse to happen to you," he said.

cricket Updated: Nov 01, 2011 20:59 IST

Cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not seem surprised at the verdict handed out to Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammed Asif, saying worse is bound to happen when you do worse.

Butt and Asif were today found guilty of spot-fixing charges in a London court.

The two cricketers are out on bail till the quantum of their punishment is announced.

"It's the worst thing you can do while representing your country. If you do worse then be ready for worse to happen to you," Dhoni said at an Army function, where he was bestowed with the honorary rank of Lt Colonel.

Meanwhile, former India cricketer Arun Lal said the verdict is an opportunity to cleanse the game.

"This is the time to cleanse the game. It's fantastic that this was a criminal case. People have to be made accountable. It is an opportunity for the ICC, Pakistan Cricket Board, Indian Cricket Board and others to put an end to this menace. It's the game which suffers in the end," Arun said.

First Published: Nov 01, 2011 20:52 IST