For a long time now, MS Dhoni has been battling with a dodgy back and feels that he should be more careful with his back going forward, with the World Cup around the corner.
The CSK skipper said that there has been some stiffness with his back but it is holding up for 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 Hyderabad by six wickets in the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni added that there aren’t any players at the highest level who are playing without 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 captain cool added cheekily.