Disappointed with loss, but lot of positives: Dhoni
Dhoni said though the match didn't go according to plan but the good form of Virat Kohli and Lakshmipathy Balaji were good signs ahead of the T20 World Cup "As far as the team's mood is concerned, quite disappointed with the loss but lots of positives from this game. The match didn't go exactly go according to the plan. But I think overall it was a good game. The fast bowlers gave us a very good start," he said.
The India captain said the way Balaji, who made his comeback to international cricket after three years, bowled in the death overs was a big plus for the team.
"McCullum batted really well in the middle overs where he took our spinners on and made it quite difficult for us. After that Balaji bowled really well in death overs. That's a plus for us.
"Zak (Zaheer Khan) bowled well. Of course Irfan gave us those breakthroughs which were really important. To start off Virat had to open and I think he batted really well. It was good to see Yuvraj Singh come back and score some runs. And all these things were the positives but of course in this format it can happen," he said.
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month.
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