New Delhi: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has completed a decade in International cricket, feels it has been a long journey.
Dhoni, who instantly got the limelight after breaking into the Indian team for his murderous batting style and huge sixes, completed ten years last week.
On the eve of Boxing Day Test against Australia, Indian skipper stated: “It's been a long journey but time has flown. You don't get much time with your family. We keep travelling and play a lot of matches, nearly nine and a half months every year.”
“So I have realized we may have a shortened career but let's make the most of it, look to play each and every game till there is some big injury that restricts you from playing cricket," skipper further told PTI.
As far as World Cup's are concerned, he is the most successful Indian skipper. Under his leadership India first claimed the maiden Twenty20 World Cup title in 2007 and then in 2011, India beat Sri Lanka in the finals of the ICC's quadrennial event to win the most coveted cricket tournament.
However, the 'captain cool' has been facing lot of criticism from all quarters for his Test captaincy for quite some time. He has an awful overseas Test captaincy record. But as far as limited-overs cricket is concerned pundits still rate him high as a skipper.
"I have learnt a lot in the last ten years. To remain humble is most important because there are ups and downs in cricket unless you are Clive Lloyd leading West Indies who never saw defeat in 10-12 years. You go through a phase where you win a lot of games and then you go through a phase where you lose a lot of games,” says the Ranchi boy.
"Your form goes up and down. Overall I can say that I have seen everything in the last ten years, it has been very good and I am very happy with the way these ten years have gone," he added.
At the moment Indian Team is playing a four-match Test series against Australia at their own backyard and trailing 2-0 in the four-match series. The 3rd match of the series is starting from Boxing Day at MCG, which will be a do-or-die situation for the tourists.