BANGALORE, Jan 3: Flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni today challenged Pakistan to attack Indian batsmen with bouncers and short-pitched deliveries in the upcoming series.:
Dhoni said the Indian team is prepared to face fiery spells from Shoaib Akhtar & Co.
"We are ready for it (bouncers and short-pitched deliveries). If they (Pakistan) think so (that Indians are vulnerable to such bowling attacks), they should try it. We are ready to face bouncers and short-pitched deliveries," Dhoni told reporters here after being signed as brand ambassador by the Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Limited.
The swashbuckling batsman said the series would be very tough and predicted an "even contest" as Pakistan is currently playing well as a unit.
"The team that plays well throughout the series will win," he said
Dhoni said he would try to give his cent per cent whether it's wicket-keeping or batting.
The hard-hitting batsman also fielded questions on his personal life.
Asked when he would get married, Dhoni remarked: "It's a good question. As of now, I have no plans." He also denied that he is dating anyone.
Dhoni also brushed aside any possibility of his acting in any film. "My job is to play cricket, I will play cricket," he said.