Never expected to don national colours: Dhoni

Dhoni however, expressed, joy over the increased media coverage to sports in such small cities.

updated: January 29, 2013 23:47 IST
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Chennai: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said he never expected to don the national colours and pointed out that the 'small-town' tag has made him a tougher player.

"I never thought I will play for India. I am never worried if I am not selected for a particular game or series but my focus will be on contributing for the next match," Dhoni said at a panel discussion moderated by commentator Harsha Bhogle.

To a question about his early years in Ranchi, Dhoni said while many did not attach much importance to such small towns, they had a fair bit of senior players to look upto and a decent league cricket.

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