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“It was a brilliant wicket. The difference was the execution. Not being too tough on bowlers, we dropped catches at crucial stages. The bowlers would execute better and learn from this [defeat],” said Dhoni after the match.
“If you look how it went — we were very off target when it came to execution. It is important to execute well. The wicket was easy to hit,” he added.
Dhoni, however, said that winning and losing go hand in hand in a tournament like THE IPL.
“In a tournament like this, you will win and lose a few close games. When you are under the pump, you learn a lot. Irrespective OF where we are in the points table, we take one game at a time. We hardly ever focus where we are standing on the table. That has been our good point along the way.”