Mohali: MS Dhoni reckons England might need to change their strategy of verbal intimidation considering it has not actually worked in their favour in the ongoing series in which India have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead. On the eve of the Mohali one-dayer the England pair of Tim Bresnan and Samit Patel had stressed on the importance of unsettling their opponents with "a little bit of a word or a look or a stare." Players from both teams have been involved in a few verbal confrontations and Dhoni said he did not mind a little bit of "chit-chat" as long as long as his players did not step over the line or make personal remarks.
"A bit of chit-chat is fine because it makes things interesting. You don't always want a friendly series. But I think they should change their strategy for the next two games," Dhoni said after the five-wicket victory in Mohali.
Dhoni also did not want to get carried away and term this series victory as "revenge" for the disastrous summer India had endured in England, where they lost the Test and one-day series and the solitary Twenty20 match. "I don't think the word revenge should be used. On the one hand we talk about the spirit of cricket, and on the other hand there's this talk of revenge, which I don't think is right."