Ranchi, Oct 27: He might be brilliant behind the stumps but Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has admitted he is "not a good fielder" without his wicketkeeping duties in the limited overs format.
Last night (October 26), India lost to New Zealand by 19 runs in the 4th One Day International. With the series 2-2, the 5th and deciding game will be played in Visakhapatnam on Saturday (October 29). (Kiwis stunned by Dhoni's Hummer)
Speaking to reporters after the match at his home ground, Dhoni was asked about him playing as a specialist batsman and handing over the big gloves to a youngster.
For this, he replied laughing, "Who will field for me? They don't allow (substitute) fielders. (I am) not a good fielder to play (only as specialist batsman)."
The 35-year-old Dhoni has been exceptional behind the stumps. He proved it again on Wednesday in Ranchi as he effected a brilliant run out of Ross Taylor.
Chasing 261, India were all out for 241 in Ranchi. Dhoni, who again batted at number 4, was bowled by James Neesham for 11 runs. Opener Ajinkya Rahane top-scored for the hosts with 57.