I think the overall series was fantastic, says MS Dhoni

India's inexperienced top order proved competitive under a barrage of hostile bowling on green-top wickets alien to condition in India, providing much more resistance than pre-tour predictions had forecast.

updated: December 31, 2013 22:38 IST
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India might have lost the brief Test series in South Africa but the experience garnered from two tough tests against the top-ranked team will serve them in good stead in tough away campaigns to come over the next year, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Tuesday.

As they departed for home after losing the series 1-0, a relatively inexperienced side were also lauded for their potential by former captains Rahul Dravid and Ravi Shastri.

It was India's first Test series since the retirement of the great Sachin Tendulkar, who hung up his bat last month, and a first overseas test series in two years since they lost 4-0 in Australia between December 2011 and January 2012.

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