Don’t need to use my back as my arms can do the job: Dhoni

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MO­HALI: Ma­hen­dra Singh Dhoni’s pow­er­ful fore­arms won many a matches for In­dia and no wonder the for­mer In­dia cap­tain has con­fi­dence to clear the bound­ary even when he is suf­fer­ing from ex­cru­ci­at­ing back pain.

For lofted shots, a bats­man needs to main­tain shape while trans­fer­ring body weight into the shot. How­ever, against Kings XI Pun­jab on Sun­day night, the Chen­nai Su­per Kings cap­tain was in real pain but kept clear­ing the ropes with con­sum­mate ease.

Dhoni’s un­beaten 79 off 44 balls got CSK ag­o­nis­ingly close to the tar­get be­fore the vis­i­tors fell short by four runs.

When asked how he could hit those lofted shots with a painful back, Dhoni replied: “The back is pretty bad but God has given me lot of power and I don’t need to use my back a lot. My arms can do the job.”

How­ever, Dhoni main­tained that it was not a very se­ri­ous in­jury.

“It shouldn’t be too bad be­cause I know what hap­pened. And when you know the ex­tent of your in­jury, you know how bad it re­ally is,” he said.

PTI

KKR bats­man Ni­tish Rana be­ing greeted by An­dre Rus­sell af­ter his half cen­tury at the Eden on Mon­day

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