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Video: Dhoni clarifies comments on team battling fatigue

Last updated on: February 15, 2011 19:29 IST

Video: Dhoni clarifies comments on team battling fatigue

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said his comments about his players not being 'mentally prepared' for the warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup were misconstrued and he did not imply that the team was battling fatigue.

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"It was not fatigue at all. It is the mental preparation level...to be in the same scenario...to be 100 per cent for a (warm-up) game," Dhoni clarified ahead of Wednesday's second warm-up match against New Zealand.

After the 31-run win over Australia in the first warm-up game, Dhoni raised quite a few eyebrows when he said, "The mindset was not really there. Mentally we were not ready, that's one of the reasons we couldn't bat well."

Video Courtesy: UNI TV


Image: Dhoni at a press conference on Tuesday