Fatigue will not be a factor: Dhoni

Fatigue will not be a factor: Dhoni

 India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday said fatigue will not be a factor for the team in the one-off T20 match against South Africa slated for Friday followed by the seven-week-long Indian Premier League (IPL).

"All happy. I don't think fatigue will be a real factor. We all enjoy playing the IPL... that's one format where you are not representing your country, and the span of the tournament is slightly longer so you play quite a few games," Dhoni told reporters at the O.R. Tambo international airport here.

Dhoni said the IPL that starts next week would be a good exposure for the young cricketers.

"It's a different exposure. I always felt the platform was good for youngsters because they get to play with some of the best international cricketers. It helps you get a bit fitter also," Dhoni said.

Dhoni lauded South Africa for their hospitality."In South Africa, the sports are managed really well. When a team comes, everything is in place and in order. In the same way, when it comes to India, the management, the airlines and the hotels, they go out of their way to make the players comfortable," he said.