Tri-series: At times, you need to play boring cricket, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Questioned on how he played despite restricted movements, he answered, "I just tried to avoid the pressure on my right hamstring and trying to deviate that pressure." He was all praise for young Virat Kohli's leadership skills.

updated: July 12, 2013 20:21 IST
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Port of Spain: After guiding the team to an exciting tri-nation ODI series triumph, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made it clear that he is ready to play "boring cricket" while chasing low scores if it ensures a victory for his team.

"At times in these low scoring matches, you need to play boring cricket. It doesn't matter whether you win in the 48th or 49th over," Dhoni said at the post-match media conference having got his team past the finishing line with two balls to spare.

The skipper admitted that since it was the final, he took the risk of playing despite not having fully recovered from his hamstring injury.

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