Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dhoni's hands are sore, says Paul Nixon

Indian Cricket Team Caption - Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Aug 29 (ANI): Former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has said that looking at Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's current form behind the stumps, it can be said that he could be suffering from sore hands.
"M. S. Dhoni is a world class player. He is a great leader of men. He is the strongest character of men in the game. He had not had his best of series so far and that's cricket and that's life. I am looking forward to chat to him over the next few days because it looks to me as he is keeping wickets I look at his hand position and foot placement as we all do with each other and it looks like for me he has got sore hands," said Nixon.
Nixon said that in order to get rid of such injuries, elite players needed rest, and added that this could be done by preparing other talents and giving them an opportunity when seniors are rested.
"Manchester United has a squad rotation. The management has to be very clever on who they do. Sometimes it's not letting, sometimes it's the press dictate and picks teams but the management sees these guys day and out and those guys they know. England has done very well over the last few weeks. They pick players in form.... They have all made a difference and they pick players at the right time when they are ready and that's what India have got to do," he added.
He also said that the only way to get rid of soreness was to give your hands complete rest.
Praising star Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Nixon said that he was lucky to play with him when the batting maestro played for Yorkshire in early 90s.
He said sharing the same dressing room with Rahul Dravid in 2000 when he played for Kent was also great experience. By Praful Kumar Singh (ANI)


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