Spinners will play a huge role on West Indies slowest pitches : MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni retired from test cricket in December 2014 on Australian tour. He said about India’s upcoming Test tour of the West Indies. He thinks that the spinners would play a major role in the Caribbean slowest pitches. As reported by the Hindu, at an event on Wednesday in New Delhi

Dhoni had led the Indian team to victory on their previous tour to the West Indies, the four-match Test series 1-0 in 2011.

Dhoni Said : “I think wickets will be slower in West Indies but you never know. I think spinners will have a huge role to play,”

He added : “The more the competition better it is. It’s good that finally we have a pool of 8-10 bowlers who are pushing for selection.  If I look at a year back, during an ODI series against South Africa, there were a few bowlers who were injured. And we have bowlers with all areas covered. If you want pace we have that. If you want swing, we have that. Of course, we have to be careful about injury management.”

“We have a settled top six batting. There can be one or two new faces but more or less that’s how the mix works. They have also played outside the subcontinent and have the necessary experience,” he added.

I miss Test cricket but don’t regret retiring: Dhoni

“Obviously, you miss playing Test cricket. But I don’t regret it. Look, for cricketers, it’s a passion or call it a bug that stays with you forever. It never leaves you. That’s why you are all these 40 and 50 plus cricketers who come back for commentary, coaching junior teams. As far as I am concerned, this gives me a chance to spend time with my family,” said the cricketer.

“The time away from cricket has given me a lot of time to plan my off-season. I hit the gym more, do a lot of running, taking care of my body. Now, after 30, you need to be careful of your body. In the last 10 years of extensive travelling, I have abused my body a lot. It’s because of eating habits as it’s more about what you intake that creates a problem. So I have been taking care of my body,” the cricketer concluded.

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