There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday.
If Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is busy with the ICC Cricket World Cup taking place in Australia and New Zealand, then, his wife Sakshi has a big responsibility too in hand in the form of new-born daughter Ziva.
Indian team has performed to its potential in the cricket World Cup so far despite having being "mentally drained" by the preceding tri-series, according to Team Director Ravi Shastri who today dismissed that series as "sheer waste of time and energy".
Even the most ardent supporters of Team India would not have expected such an incredible performance from them in their first two matches of the ongoing World Cup against high-profile teams like Pakistan and South Africa.
India's stunning turnaround of fortunes in the cricket World Cup may have surprised many but not team director Ravi Shastri, who says the "script went on expected lines" as he had full faith in the players' abilities.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be a happy skipper of the Indian cricket team who look solid as an unit and are delivering the goods to their liking. India overcame minnows United Arab Emirates in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 in a Pool B encounter in Perth on Saturday. The nine-wicket victory sees the Asian giants at the summit of their group.
Two worlds collide on Saturday when mighty India tackle the United Arab Emirates` team of shipping clerks and airline staff, with at least two of the Gulf amateurs relishing the World Cup showdown at the WACA.
Forget leather, willow and lazy afternoons, the World Cup`s storyline is legions of passionate Indian fans, `light-up` cricket stumps, officials keeping tabs on bookies...and even the back catalogue of Gary Glitter.
Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have proved their critics wrong with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli.
Buoyed by their overwhelming victory against arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening game, India will aim to turn the tables when they meet a formidable South Africa in the cricket World Cup, here on Sunday.
Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team would back itself to chase down any target, and billed the upcoming cricket World Cup tie against the Men in Blue as a contest between the Proteas bowling attack and Indian batting line-up.
His mohawk hairdo caught the eye as much as his wide range of shots, but Virat Kohli was focus personified while feasting on the spinners at the nets here on Friday, as India geared up to take on a traditionally pace-heavy South Africa in their next cricket World Cup match.