End of Dhoni's honeymoon-Steve Waugh

Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 11:18 [IST]
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Dhoni’s honeymoon period over: Waugh

New Delhi: Australia's world cup winning captain Steve Waugh thinks the time has come for Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take a brief break before re-assessing the responsibilities as a skipper in the coming season.

Senior Waugh was on a vistit to Steve Waugh Foundation that works to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children suffering from rare diseases, thought the best cure for the Indian captain was shut himself away for a few days before concentrating on the job on hand.

“Dhoni"s honeymoon period is over," was how Waugh chose to describe the end of the Indian captain"s good run.

Waugh went on to make light of the premature exits of Australia and India from the ongoing T20 World Cup in England.

“It was quite clear that Australia and India were not sharp enough. In this format, all the teams are quite close to each other. There will be surprises. The team that is not sharp, will lose," he said.

When asked about Australia's chances in the upcomings Ashes, Waugh said that Australia no longer enjoyed the aura of invincibility but “they have good chances."

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