Chennai: Brushing aside voices of criticism over playing against Pakistan, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said the series will have to be played and there is no room for sentiments.
"We are professional cricketers. The series will have to be played and we have to get ready for it. Sentiment does not play any part since we are taught to be professionals on field," he told reporters.
Dhoni said that the short series against Pakistan would be a bit tough for the players because of the hectic schedule but added that they would have to be ready and do well against their arch-rivals.