Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it is hard to “keep up” with younger players in the squad but it will be a “big positive” for the 39-year-old if they are not able to point fingers at him over his fitness.
The 39-year-old Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year, admitted that “getting old and being fit are two difficult things”.
“When you are playing, you don’t really want anyone to say he’s unfit. I have to keep up with the younger guys, they are very fast, it’s good to challenge them,” Dhoni said after CSK beat Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in their IPL match.
“Performances are something that’s guaranteed. I wasn’t guaranteeing performances when I was 24. I can’t guarantee when I am 40, but at least if people can’t point finger at me that he’s unfit then that will be a big positive for me.”
Talking about the match, he said he was glad CSK scored 180-plus, though he said they could have got more.