For Mahendra Singh Dhoni, results don't matter and it's all about the 'process'

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Team India has made a quiet return from New Zealand. Dhoni has led India in 14 Tests overseas and is yet to taste a win.

updated: February 20, 2014 12:44 IST
  • Total Shares

Blasted for leading India to unsuccessful tours of South Africa and New Zealand, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said he considers the "process" of building a good side "more important than results". Looking for rare positives from recent defeats, Dhoni believes the process of grooming youngsters in the side in on the right track, even if the results prove otherwise. The team arrived from New Zealand on Wednesday night. (Read: Vanquished India return from horror tour of NZ)

After surrendering to New Zealand in the ODI as well as the two-Test series, Team India has come under a barrage of criticism with Dhoni bearing the brunt of the ire. He has now led India in 14 overseas Tests without winning a single one of them. Instead, Dhoni said after the end of the second Test in Wellington on Monday that his side had improved steadily.

"It is very important to statistically say this is what has happened and this is where we have improved. But overall if you see our performance has been good," Dhoni told reporters. "I am someone who speaks more about the process rather than thinking about the results. If you compare those two series (8-0) with the last couple we have played, there is plenty of improvement. That's what it's all about," Dhoni explained. (Related: Dhoni hunts for rare positives)

Show Full Article
  • Cricket