Dhoni encourages Pakistan series

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Indian captain and wicket keeper batsman Mahindra Singh Dhoni has announced that his Indian team would be open to resuming the bi-lateral cricketing ties with neighbouring country and rivals Pakistan. However the concern of the thirty year old was that with an already full cricketing schedule which is often prepared years in advance there seems little room for manoeuvre to fit in a series against the Pakistan team.

Many crickets have been critical of the vast number of series played and crammed into the cricketing calendar. Dhoni is no exception to this as the Chennai Super Kings player outlined his views that he is in need of a well earned break since barely having a rest period after nearly four years of continuous cricket and felt that breaks should not be cut down any further. The Indian is hoping to take around a month and a half out of the game at the end of the summer to be well rested going into the winter internationals.

Since their world cup victory last year India’s form has slumped and many of the big players have had little rest, perhaps showing that fatigue may be a contributing factor to their dip in results. Dhoni was discussing the issue of breaks following the news that Kevin Pieteresen had retired from one day and twenty 20 international cricket to concentrate on his test form due to an overly heavy workload.  Although an India Pakistan series would be much sought after by the cricketing world, scheduling may restrict the possibility to sometime in the future, Dhoni’s words encouraging the match up may help go a long way to making it happen as ultimately the players play a huge role in the decision making process when they are the ones at risk when and if the series happens.