Dhoni unfazed by pressure
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes he will be able to handle the pressure of captaining the favourites on home soil in the World Cup.
The 29-year-old will lead an experienced and talented Indian side, as they attempt to win the World Cup for the first time since 1983.
The Asian giants are ranked second in one-day cricket and were recently narrowly beaten by South Africa in a one-day series, but they remain favourites to win the upcoming showpiece event.
Dhoni can boast the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh in his talented squad, but sections of the media have questioned his ability to lead under pressure.
The wicket-keeper-batsman has hit back and feels that he is more than capable of dealing with the added pressures of skippering the tournament favourites with millions of Indians supporting the side.
"I have been doing it for the last four-and-a-half, five years," he said. "It is an added responsibility. "Whenever you play for India there is always pressure. But the good thing is that we have a very experienced team."
The tournament is being held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, with the final set to be played Mumbai.