Ind vs Eng: We must convert our starts, feels MS Dhoni
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that if the batsmen fritter away starts in the remaining Tests against England, it could be a bit of a concern for them
Southampton: India captain MS Dhoni feels that if the batsmen fritter away starts in the remaining Tests, it could be a bit of a concern for them.
On a track where England piled up 569-7, India scored 330 and 178. "It will become a bit of concern once it becomes repetitive. Let's hope that it doesn't become a habit," Dhoni told the mediapersons when asked about some of the batsmen throwing away their wickets after getting a start.
"But the good thing is that the batsmen are getting good starts, and hopefully they will convert those starts into big innings. Getting start is more difficult that converting starts. Hopefully, they will come back strong," Dhoni said.
Defensive to Moeen
He also admitted that his batsmen didn't play off-spinner Moeen Ali that well. "We weren't expecting them to win but that's what international cricket is all about.
We knew they will come back strongly at us, and for us also it was a new challenge is to keep the momentum going after the Lord's win," said Dhoni.
"Our batsmen played the fast bowlers better but we allowed Moeen to bowl his line and length. I felt we could have been a bit more positive against him."