Indians high on confidence after Perth win : Dhoni

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Perth, Jan 22 (UNI) After a stunning all-round display in Perth, the confidence level of Team India has increased, India vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said here.

''It's a moral victory, coming to Australia and not letting them beat us comfortably,'' he said.

''We have been playing tough cricket for the last month. It's good for the team's morale and everyone who has been part of the side.

''It's a very happy unit we have at the moment. There is enough pressure just by playing for India and so it's very important that you enjoy your game.

The wicketkeeper appreciated the bowlers' work after India's trio of medium-pacers snared 14 of the 20 wickets in the third Test.

''Our bowlers have bowled consistently and encouraged the batsmen to go for the drive. We're getting the breakthroughs at the right times,'' he said.

Dhoni also denied that Sourav Ganguly exclusion from the ODI squad had caused a rift in the team.

''It has not affected us in any way,'' he said.

''We are back in the practice session, we trained in the morning.'' India are expected to recall off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is still awaiting the verdict of his appeal against racism charges.


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