Gilchrist praises new Indian captain

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Bangalore, Sep 27 (UNI) Australia vice captain Adam Gilchrist was all praise for India's new ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, calling him as 'a cool mind on the field'.

Speaking to mediapersons before Saturday's opening game in the seven-match ODI series against India, Gilchrist said a captain whould always be as good as the players of a team and Dhoni, in his short stint, had been good.

''Dhoni is very decent off the field and in it. We have not seen him much a captain but he has done pretty good for his team. He has come good in Twenty 20 World Cup and as we play more we will know about his qualities as captain,'' he said.

Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting also praised Dhoni for his performance in South Africa as captain.

On Sreesanth's aggression, Ponting said, ''That is what fast bowling is all about.'' ''He did a good job in South Africa. We have seen him since a couple of years and we expected this from him (in South Africa).

This is what fast bowlers do nowadays. Now he is at home and is in confident frame of mind. You can expect some strong body language from him this time too,'' he said with a smile.


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