'Need to be careful with my back as CWC is approaching'

'Need to be careful with my back as CWC is approaching'

CSK skipper MS Dhoni stretches at the commence of the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH), at MAC Stadium in Chennai, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Battling a sensitive back for a long time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants to be careful with it as the ICC World Cup is round the corner.

The CSK skipper said that there has been some stiffness but it is holding up as of now.

"The back is holding up, it's not getting worse, with the World Cup coming up, can't afford that, because that's too important," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony after CSK beat Sunrisers by six wickets.

Dhoni said that at the highest level, there aren't any players who are not playing with a niggle or two.

"If it becomes worse, I certainly take some time off but at this level you play with some niggle or the other. Because if you wait to get fully fit, then there will be a gap of five years between two matches," the skipper said cheekily Tuesday night.