We can only improve from here, says Dhoni

After the historic win against Australia, MS Dhoni talked about the changes in the way he has dealt with a young side, on how the batting order seems to wear a settled look and the constant words exchanged between the two sides.

On captaincy style

I had to change a bit, as the line-up has entirely changed. The bowling line-up is quite the same, but the batting has changed almost completely. You have to tell the youngsters what needs to be done, what went wrong...With experienced cricketers, they know what really went wrong. I felt that with this young side it's important to get them into a system when they do things that are supposed to be done. Because the habits they get used to right now are what they'll go ahead with.

On settled batting line-up

The openers, Shikhar and Vijay, have performed really well. Pujara, I'm really impressed with. He got injured in the first innings yet he came out to open for us and score those big runs. I think overall I'm very happy with the performance of especially the newer players who've just got a chance to play in this series. About No. 6 position, Jadeja has done really well with the ball and slowly he's scoring runs. He may take a little bit of time but it's very important that we have a youngster like him who can bowl consistently and bat a bit. So when we go abroad, we can use it and still have five bowlers in the bowling line-up.

On the spat

The schoolboys just graduated into college for a while. I think the good thing is that it was handled really well by the umpires and the match referee. One thing I always tell the match referee is that whichever team starts it, I think the other team has an equal right to give it back — and then you should stop it, saying: "No more, now both the sides need to be disciplined". Because if you stop one side from saying a few things that need to be said at that point of time, the individuals in that side just keep at it. But still, a bit of chit-chat is still fine, I feel.

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