Chennai, Jan 19 (ANI): After the Indian batsmen failed to show a spine in South Africa and lost the Test series 2-0, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has offered support to the team, saying that one should look at the positive side which is the bowlers' formidable performance.
"I would say look at the positives. To win a Test match you need 20 wickets and we have taken 20 wickets. If you can't take 20 wickets, what is the next thing? You look to draw a Test match", Dhoni said while speaking at an event here.
The wicket-keeper-batsman added, "If you are not able to take 20 wickets, you can't win a Test match irrespective of whether you are playing in India or you are playing outside. But that's the biggest positive, we are taking 20 wickets which means you are always in a position to win a Test match. Once you start scoring runs you are there".
This is Kohli's first series loss as a full-time skipper.
India has never won a series in South Africa in past 25 years and the recent defeat has prolonged their wait for a much-awaited win.