Taking 20 wickets is the biggest positive for India in South Africa: MS Dhoni

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 19, 2018 5:36 pm

MS Dhoni, South Africa national cricket team, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Test cricket, indian express MS Dhoni has backed his side to bounce back even after losing the Test series. (Source: AP)

While India may have already lost the Freedom Series against South Africa after a dramatic defeat at Centurion Park, one of the biggest positives that the Virat Kohli-led side can take is the commendable performance by their bowlers. Applauding the efforts of the Indian pace battery in the rainbow nation, former India captain MS Dhoni has backed his side to bounce back even after losing the Test series. Stating that there are several positives that can be taken after the debacles at Cape Town and Centurion, Dhoni maintained that Indian fast bowlers taking 20 wickets is a huge plus point for Kohli’s team which is traveling to foreign conditions.

“To win a Test match, you need to take 20 wickets, we have taken 20 wickets. If you can’t take 20 wickets, the next option is to draw a Test match. How you can draw a Test match is by giving less runs and by scoring runs. Third option is there is no option because you are always looking for a win,” Dhoni said while speaking at the sidelines of an event.

“If you cannot take 20 wickets, you cannot win a Test irrespective of where you play — at home or outside. That’s a biggest positive, that we are taking 20 wickets,” Dhoni added.

Dhoni also believes that once the batsmen start scoring runs it will become easier for the team as a whole to taste success. “When we can take 20 wickets, this means we are always in a position to win Test match. Once you start scoring runs, you will be there,” Dhoni signed off by saying.

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    Dinesh Gupta
    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm
    There is so much corruption in Indian cricket that now no one cares that they are representing and playing for the country they only care for their adverti t contracts! This corruption started during Dhoni’s captaincy and Virat Kohli is carrying that forward with much more vigour. The way this corruption works is as follows: When a player is selected as captain he signs 100-200 crore worth of adverti t contracts with private contract agencies. The captain then chooses only those players in the Indian team who are also signed with that same contract agency! No importance is given to whether the players are capable of winning the matches. This favouritism costs India matches. The country comes second for these players, first comes their adverti t contracts.
    1. Alok Ray
      Jan 19, 2018 at 6:33 pm
      Real chamchagiri of Kohali.He is desparate to keep his position in limited over match by doing chamchagiri.