Irritate opposition, not your own team: Dhoni to Sreesanth

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Chennai, Feb 17 (PTI) The only people that S Sreesanthshould "irritate" on the cricket field are the oppositionplayers, said Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he onceagain advised the temperamental pacer to remain within"boundaries".

"I am very specific to him and told him that he shouldnot cross a few boundaries. It is better that you do not crossthose boundaries. If you want to irritate someone that shouldbe the opposition and not your side," Dhoni said of the Keralabowler, who has a reputation of losing his cool and coming upwith animated gestures in the heat of the moment.

Dhoni said he has no issues with Sreesanth''s behaviour aslong as he keeps the aggression within limits.

"Till he does both these things, I am really happy to lethim do whatever he wants to do," he said.

Sreesanth was at his usual aggressive self in the twopre-World Cup warm-up matches that India won and he hit theheadlines by getting into an argument with Australian skipperRicky Ponting during one of the games.

However, in the second warm-up match against New Zealand,Dhoni said he was satisfied with the way the pacer conductedhimself.

"I do not think there was much. I must say that bit ofchit chat is always fine. It does not mean that whenever weplay cricket such things does not happen," Dhoni said.

"As I said, there are certain boundaries that you shouldnot get too personal with a player. If these guidelines arefollowed I am quite happy with it. More often than not it isthe batsman and Sreesanth who knows exactly what is going on,"he explained.

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