Age is just a number, fitness matters: Dhoni

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Age is just a number, fitness matters: Dhoni

Mumbai: Dousing the debate between age and experience, Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put 'fitness' ahead of any other factor for success. As his side lifted the third Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Sunday, hammering Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets, he opined that its the fitness of players which matters the most. 'We talked a lot about age, but what's more important is the fitness. Rayudu, at 33, it doesn't really matter. That's what more matters than age,' Dhoni said after the match. 'If you ask most captains, they want players who move well on the field. Doesn't matter if you're 19-20 years old. Age is just a number, but you have to be very fit,' said the Chennai skipper.