ICC Champions Trophy: Won't give Pakistan a consolation prize, says MS Dhoni

Super-confident Dhoni picks out Pakistan spinners Mohammed Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal for special mention.

updated: June 14, 2013 20:10 IST
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Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India won't give Pakistan a consolation prize at Edgbaston on Saturday. India's Captain Cool challenged Pakistan to a duel even though the group B ICC Champions Trophy fixture is inconsequential from a tournament perspective. India are already in the semifinals and Pakistan will be catching a flight home, probably on Monday.

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When told that that Pakistan were treating Saturday's match "as a final," Dhoni replied: "Well, there are two ways to look at it. If their thinking is that they have nothing really to lose, let's go out, be expressive on the field, don't bother about the result, then they can be dangerous. (Also read: Misbah treating match vs India as final)

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