No fatigue, we enjoy playing the IPL, says Dhoni

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Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 18:33 [IST]
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We enjoy playing the IPL, says Dhoni

Johannesburg, Mar 28: Their schedule may look exhausting but India captain MS Dhoni feels fatigue will not be a real factor for Indian players who will play a one-off Twenty20 match against South Africa followed by IPL.

Dhoni says he and his teammates are "happy" to have travelled to South Africa, though its just for a one-off match. Dhoni said IPL helps youngsters play with world's best cricketers and helps players to maintain high fitness levels.

"All happy. I don't think fatigue will be a real factor. We all enjoy playing the IPL...that's one format where you are not representing your country, and the span of the tournament is slightly longer so you play quite a few games.

"It's a different exposure. I always felt the platform was good for youngsters because they get to play with some of the best international cricketers. It helps you get a bit fitter also," Dhoni said after he arrived here with his team for the match, scheduled to be held on Friday.

Dhoni lauded South Africa for their hospitality and the ability to make visiting teams feel comfortable.

"In South Africa the sports are managed really well. When a team comes everything is in place and in order. In the same way, when it comes to India, the management, the airlines and the hotels, they go out of their way to make the players comfortable."


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