Dhoni will have 1.2bn on his shoulders: Morgan

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Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 11:08 [IST]
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Ranchi, Jan 19: England's Eoin Morgan feels Team India skipper MS Dhoni will be under pressure to perform at his hometown, Ranchi in the third ODI to be played on Saturday.

Morgan feels since Dhoni has been the highest run-scorer for India in the series, expectations are soaring high as he gears up to play his first ODI at his hometown.

Dhoni will be under pressure: Morgan

"I think he (Dhoni) is always going to be under pressure. He is the captain of India. He has 1.2 billion people on his shoulders. He is a captain of a massive nation. The pressure is always going to be there. Being back in his home town might even give him some pride to play for," Morgan told the mediapersons.

"I think the only way it affects you is when you are not actually doing something. Once you are out there and once you get into the flow, other things become easier."

Morgan amazed by the crowd and the surroundings while playing cricket in the country said he can feel the difference between playing the game in India and England.

"It is certainly different to what we are used to back playing back in England. Playing over here (in India), you get used to the surroundings that revolve around cricket. Cricket in this country is huge, it is indescribably big.

Thrilled and excited by people and their craze for cricket, Morgan said "Everything that surrounds it is fanatical. Again, at this stage, I am quite used to it. Even the trip from the airport to the hotel seeing the streets lined like that just for a team turning up was amazing."


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