Dhoni, India stand on the cusp of record treble
Under a charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, world champions India could seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble with victory against neighbours Sri Lanka in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final. After sealing victory in the 2011 50-over World Cup final in Mumbai, Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in England two years later. They now stand just one match away from becoming the first country to hold three major one-day titles at the same time. India may not have won a single test abroad since prevailing in West Indies in June 2011 but they have flexed their limited over muscles to reach the final of the 20-over world event they won in 2007 under Dhoni. Asked for his view on the rare honour beckoning him and the team, the Indian captain, however, did not want to get drawn into the debate ahead of Sunday’s clash against Sri Lanka at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
“The only important thing now is to do well in the final. We should not think about anything else,” Dhoni said as he got ready for a repeat of the 2011 50-over World Cup final. That (treble) will be very good for the side, but that’s something we can always think about after we’ve done well in the final tomorrow.”