Dhoni keen to lift the World Cup trophy at Lord's after Kapil Dev

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New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) Looking forward to what should be a thrilling tournament, Mahendra Singh Dhoni disclosed his dream to become the second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to lift a World trophy in Lord's by winning the T20 World Cup to be held in England next year.

However, Dhoni stated that to repeat the performance of Durban, each and every member of the team will have to perform their best.

''Of course I would love to do that but it's the team that makes a good captain and I like to distribute the pressure and responsibility around the whole team. It would be a dream to lift the trophy at Lord's but I don't want to look that far ahead and if it does happen it would be an all-round team effort,'' Dhoni said.

Meanwhile, Dhoni was equally positive about the event, not surprising perhaps, considering he was the one who lifted the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 trophy in South Africa last year.

''For us, of course, last year was a memorable tournament and it was a great feeling to lift that trophy. We had gone into it as underdogs, no one really expected us to win it as we had only ever played one Twenty20 International before.

''It was a great tournament and a sweet moment when we won.

It is one of the things I will cherish for the rest of my life,'' he said.

Dhoni also stated that the presence of huge Indian community in England will further boost his team's performance.

''We're lucky because it seems wherever we go we get a lot of support. In South Africa last year, especially in Durban, there were crowds of India supporters and I know that there is a huge Indian community in England too,'' he said.

The 26-year-old right-handed batsman asserted that featuring of women's T20 world Cup along with men's event will be great for the Indian cricket because more people would take interest in the sport.

''One of the things that I like about the World Twenty20 in England next year is that it will also feature a women's tournament running alongside it. It's important for the development of the women's game that it gets exposure and by holding the two events at the same time it will give it that extra boost,'' Dhoni said.


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