Champions Trophy: Can't focus just on Mahela or Sangakkara, says MS Dhoni

Dhoni said there was no pressure on the Indian team to win the championship. "It's the Indian media that creates all this hype (after the recent BCCI controversies back home) and then asks me questions. As far as we are concerned, we have to play good cricket, we are working hard and just proving ourselves," said the skipper.

updated: June 19, 2013 19:49 IST
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Cardiff: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni rated Sri Lanka as "a dangerous team" ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy semifinal here tomorrow, saying they were not just focusing on "a Mahela Jayawardene or a Kumar Sangakkara". (Watch: It's not a must to win Champions Trophy, just want to play good cricket: MS Dhoni)

Tomorrow's semifinal will be the fifth meeting between India and Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom. Except for the shock defeat in the 1979 World Cup, India have easily won the remaining four. But Dhoni is taking nothing for granted. ('India is the team to beat')

"Sri Lanka are a dangerous squad. We just can't focus on a Mahela (Jayawardene) or a (Kumar) Sangakkara. We have to think of the entire team," Dhoni told reporters after a training session on Wednesday. (Highlights from Dhoni's presser)

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