Hyderabad: After his stellar show in the first ODI against England here, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni termed his unbeaten 87-run knock as one of his "precious innings" and said that he played like he used to do at the start of his career.
"I normally don't believe in rating my performance but yes this innings is a precious innings for me. Over the years, I have played some good knocks and this one is also a valuable one. Once I started batting at No 6, I had remodelled my game. This innings of mine was a very well calculated one," Dhoni said at the post match media interaction after India beat England by 126 runs in the first ODI.
"I tried a lot of aerial shots which I normally don't play nowadays. I was practising a lot of hitting over the cover region. I felt this was the right match to try out and it worked well," he added.