Dhoni dedicates victory to Dungarpur

Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 9:37 [IST]
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Dhoni dedicates victory to Dungarpur

Colombo: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has dedicated his team's Compaq Cup victory to the former BCCI president  Raj Singh Dungarpur, who passed away on Saturday.

"I would like to dedicate this win to Raj Singh Dungarpur. He was a great man and he once went to Pakistan with us as the team manager," he said.

However, Indian captain is not fully delighted on India's victory and said that the team would have to learn from their mistakes to remain at the top.

Defending a 319-run total, India's bowling and fielding left much to be desired with the seamers erring in their line and length and the fielders dropping catches and missing run out chances.

"We made a number of mistakes in the field and did not field well as a team. It's thanks to some characters in the side that we won the match," Dhoni said after India beat Sri Lanka by 46 runs in the final.

"As the number two team in the world, we don't want to make mistakes and repeat them. Hopefully, the boys are learning from it and realising that we have to be at our best," he said.

Regarding India's batting order reshuffle, the skipper said Rahul Dravid agreed to open the innings with Sachin Tendulkar which allowed him to rejig the order.

"Rahul accepted the suggestion to open. He is an ideal number three batsman and we did not want to shuffle him down to number five or six. Rahul opening allowed us to send in some surprise batsmen and accommodate Virat Kohli at number seven," he said.


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