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Dhoni, Gambhir keen for Yuvi's recovery

Press Trust Of India
Feb 12, 2012 at 07:54pm IST

Adelaide: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said that they hoped Yuvraj Singh would overcome health issues and make a strong comeback.

Yuvraj is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the US, for a malignant tumour between his lungs.

"He will get well soon, he is someone who loves challenges and I believe he will come out strong," Dhoni said.

Dhoni, Gambhir keen for Yuvi's quick recovery

Yuvraj is undergoing chemotherapy in the US, for a malignant tumour between his lungs.

Gambhir too wished for the left-hander's quick recovery and entry back into the Indian team.

"There is a message for a very good friend. We want Yuvraj to get well soon. This is the place where he belongs and we are missing him a lot," Gambhir said.

Dhoni smashed Clint McKay for a massive six, which helped India beat Australia by four wickets in the fourth game of the tri-series competition.

"This six was very special. This was the match when we needed that six. The World Cup six was also special but we could have done that with singles," Dhoni said.

India have recorded their second consecutive win but Dhoni felt shot selection still required improvement.

"You have to analyse whether you should be playing that shot. There were a few shots we shouldn't have played in this game so we need to work on that," he said.

Dhoni said the plan was to take the game till the end.

"I told Suresh (Raina) that let's take the game till the end. That was the time they were bowling well. So the idea was to take the game till the end and make use of the bad deliveries."

Dhoni also said that his team is taking things one game at a time.

"It's always great to be in the top two, but it's important to take one game at a time, no need to think about the finals.

We need to now concentrate one game at a time," Dhoni said.

Gambhir was relieved to have beaten the Aussies for the first time in the series.

"It was an important match for us against Australia, and I was happy to be contributing to the team's success. Any runs in Australia is special."

As for Dhoni's gigantic six, Gambhir said, "Dhoni is a good finisher and he stays calm and that's important in those situations."

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