Dhoni says he won't change batting style in ODIs after quitting Tests

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Mirpur, June 17: It has been six months since MS Dhoni quit Test cricket but the manner in which he used to approach the shorter format "would not change" as his philosophy is to adapt as per the demands of the situation.

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Questioned if his approach has changed at all, Dhoni responded in negative. "No, it will be quite the same because what's important is for the team to win. And we will have to see what kind of roles and responsibilities suit the individuals playing in the XI, and accordingly, we will decide.

MS Dhoni

"Being adaptive and constantly looking to improve is something that's important at the international level," Dhoni said today at the pre-match press conference on the eve of the first ODI against Bangladesh, here tomorrow.

"The regime is still the same. As I said it's the demand of the game. It's not about me but as to what the team demands from me and what the situation is when I go into bat. So it will still be the same. It also depends on where I am batting. If I am batting at 5 and 6, the demands are very different compared to if I am batting at 3 and 4," Dhoni said.

Recently Dhoni trained at Delhi's National Stadium for a day under local coach MP Singh. "Let us not make it complex. It's a small thing that keeps on going. It's a lot to talk about but it's very basic and very simple. You can have your own idea," the skipper said.

While the target is to win the series but Dhoni also stressed on the importance to switch off during rain-breaks as it can hamper the momentum.

"Our target first and foremost is to win the series by taking one game at a time. That is something that makes our job slightly easy. Because there is also chance of rain, so it is important to remain focused.

"If we gather some kind of momentum, it's important that we switch off at the right time with the rain break. And once the time comes for us to switch on, we should be able to do that and try to get as many runs as possible."


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