London: The Test series drubbing may have forced India's charismatic leader Mahendra Singh Dhoni to hum the popular Hindi classic Chhodo kal ki baatein, kal ki baat purani from the movie Hum Hindustani to his teammates, who will be up against a formidable England side on September 3 for the five-match ODI series.
Though the England tour started on a disastrous note, the Indians can still make amends in the 50-over format and end the tour on a better note. Recent wins in the one-day practice matches against Sussex and Kent would have done a great deal to their confidence.
"Sometimes, it is just that one little thing that can affect a turnaround in the team. One-dayers are very different from Test cricket. I am pretty optimistic of India beating England in the ODIs. They definitely look better than England and being world champions will surely be a big boost to their attitude," UK-based former India stumper Farokh Engineer told SUNDAY MiD DAY.