Adelaide: India’s one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni missed the birth of his first child, a daughter born on Friday, but when asked whether he would rather have been in India in recent days, he told reporters here: “Not really. I have been blessed with a baby daughter. Mum and daughter both are good. But as of now I am on national duty so I think everything else can wait. The World Cup is a very important campaign.”

MS Dhoni with wife Sakshi. PIC/PTI 

Dhoni hoped that his team’s recent break after the unsuccessful Test and tri-series would have recharged his men for the World Cup and has not left them “over-cooked”.

“It’s not easy to play four Test matches followed by a tri-nation series so this break would have definitely helped them to recharge their batteries ... only time will tell. In a lighter vein, he added, “I know that cooked and over-cooked is a very fine line between them and especially if you do a barbecue you can understand that,” he added.