Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dhoni too busy for domestic cricket

New Delhi: It looks like Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to pay a price for enjoying a break away from cricket. The Indian skipper has lost his captain's cap of the East Zone team to Orissa's Shiv Sundar Das for the upcoming Duleep Trophy matches.

It is believed that the East Zone selector Raja Venkat, after having repeatedly tried and failing to get in touch with the Indian skipper, handed the duty to the Orissa opener.

Dhoni is said to be on a holiday in Coorg with billiards champion Pankaj Advani and former India team mate Robin Uthappa.

The East zone team is slated to take on the West Zone at the Brabourne Stadium from January 29.

Jharkand State Cricket Association selector Jodh Singh was clueless about Dhoni's availability.

A source close to Dhoni told PTI in Ranchi that the Indian skipper was busy with his commercial commitments and so could not be contacted.