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I feel I am a complete cricketer now, says Dhoni

I have always said that without Test cricket you cannot be a complete cricketer, said Dhoni.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2005 18:28 IST

Batting sensation and keeper M S Dhoni on Saturdaysaid he felt that he had become a complete cricketer after getting a Test call for the Sri Lanka series.

Talking to the reporters here after he was declared the brand ambassador of Exide Industries Ltd, Dhoni said, "I have always said that without Test cricket you cannot be a complete cricketer. Now with the Test call up I feel I am a complete cricketer."

Asked if he was aware of the job at hand, he said, "Yes I know now I have to concentrate behind the stumps for a greater period of time and it will not be easy. Besides in the Indian condition, the ball spins and bounces on the fourth and fifth days of the Test, it will be quite a challenge keeping to Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh who extract both significantly."

On his batting, he said, "I will go out and play positive cricket. I am focused and that is important."

Asked whether it was his vulnerability before pace bowling that prompted the thinktank to push him down at Eden Gardens on Friday, he said, "There is nothing like that. The decision to push me down was taken before the match began. It had nothing to do with my ability."

Frankly speaking, I am comfortable batting anywhere. It does not matter to me, he added.

Mr S B Ganguly, Chairman and CEO of the Exide Industries said, "Dhoni has been made the brand ambassador of the company in recognition of his talent, power play and smashing strokes."

First Published: Nov 26, 2005 18:28 IST