Dhoni says India will try for 5-0 end
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always maintained that revenge is not on India's mind in the ongoing series against England.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always maintained that revenge is not on India's mind in the ongoing series against England. However, after yesterday's comprehensive six-wicket win against Alastair Cook's team in the fourth ODI at the Wankhede Stadium, Dhoni is keen on making it 5-0 against the Englishmen.
"We will certainly try to win the series 5-0, but in cricket, we cannot commit anything. It is not necessary that everything will go our way always. Our main motto is to play good cricket in the middle," Dhoni said in his post-match press conference.
"We wanted to win 5-0 in England too, but we couldn't. Our job is to do well on the field and try to get the result in our favour," he added. Virat Kohli (86 not out) and man of the match Suresh Raina (80) were the main architects of India's 221-run successful chase with 59 balls to spare.
The victory may have looked like a cakewalk, but Indian skipper said it wasn't an easy wicket to bat on. "There was no dew on the ground. It was difficult to bat second because the wicket kept getting slower. It is important not to lose too many wickets in games like these," he said. The series has been marred by heated arguments between the two teams. Yesterday too, England's Steven Finn was seen hurling abuses after scalping Raina.
Dhoni acknowledged Finn's gesture of apologising later. "I am fine with a bit of chit chat. But we should be careful that it doesn't get too personal. Finn did apologise later. It was a good gesture on his part. He came to Virat and said he wasn't really abusing," Dhoni said.