Dhoni won the Man of the Match award for his brilliant performance with the bat. He also heaped praises on the debutant spinner Amit Mishra and said, “He might not have 500 wickets under his name but he has a lot of experience in the domestic circuit. I believe in the talent of each and every player of the team."
Dhoni was also not complacent on the Australian squad"s chances in the next matches and added, “They are a good side and have a lot of talent, but we are doing well as a team."
He gave a special thanks to Sourav Ganguly for the way he played in the match, scoring a fine century in the process. " Ganguly is going out to enjoy the game and that is what Sourav does best. This is what we love in him."