Sachin''s presence lifts the team''s morale: Dhoni

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Ranchi, Feb 4 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar''s mere presence inthe dressing room is enough to lift the morale of the players,feels India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhoni also urged the other players in the team to performand take the pressure off the champion batsman.

"When Sachin is with the team, the morale of the playersis very high. But it is not right to put pressure on him. Allthe players should perform and take the pressure off him,"said Dhoni.

The India skipper reiterated that the team would like towin the forthcoming World Cup for Tendulkar, who will, in allprobability, be playing for the last time in cricket''s biggestevent.

"Team India wants to give (this) World Cup to Sachin asa gift," he said during the inauguration of the T20 JharkhandPremier League (JPL) here today.

In a lighter vein, Dhoni said that he wants the37-year-old Tendulkar to play in a few more World Cups.

"God willing, Sachin can play in another three or fourWorld Cups. If it happens the whole team will be happy," hesaid.

Asked about the team''s preparations for the mega event,he said, "the team is ready for the World Cup, focusing onfitness and fielding."

Dhoni also recollected the historic moment when Tendulkarnotched up his 50th Test century.

"It was a treat to watch him standing from the otherend," he said.

On Eden Gardens missing out on the India-England tie, hesaid he would miss the crowd and the atmosphere there.

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