Give him a break! Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni had not quite lost his cool, but had ended up saying, "We have played cricket for 36 of the last 84 hours," after defeating Bangladesh in the on-going Asia Cup. Rajiv Shukla, BCCI vice-president, responded by saying that if a player wanted rest, he could inform the BCCI which would be happy to send replacements. The new coach Gary Kirsten has backed his captain on the Asia Cup's hectic schedule. "I think that three games in four days in this heat took a toll on the players. He also had some advice for the BCCI when he raised concerns about the amount of cricket Dhoni has played over the past year. "Mahendra Singh Dhoni is probably the most obvious example of a man needing a break ... MS is a brilliant cricketer and the sort of man who is happy to play every game, but he knows that it is not practical. Fatigue can lead to loss of form as well as injuries, both of which can adversely affect a player's long-term career."