Dhoni: Overall we have performed well. In the middle overs we slowed down a bit. We thought it would be a high scoring game but the ball was swinging in the end, so it made it difficult for us to slog. We got wickets with the new ball, so it helped. When we play with 4 bowlers and the part timers, it’s important for the batsmen to do well. The bowlers may have an off-day, so if the part timers could contribute it will help us. When I came here for my first tour, the tracks were different. One ball used to spin and the next one would go straight. We came after a long break and we did well as a unit. The wickets have been re-laid regularly here and we have adjusted better than them (Sri Lankans).
Mahela: The mistakes that we’re making are bad. It’s tough to compete when we make mistakes like that. We didn’t even bat 20 overs, so we have to try and control those mistakes. It’s not a big worry for us, we’re still playing some good cricket. Obviously when you come against a team like India, it’s going to be tough. Sri Lankan premier league starts next week, we should get our mindset right for that tournament and prepare for the World Cup.
Kohli is the ‘player of the series’. Not sure if it’s just for the T20 or the entire tour, but it’s funny nevertheless!
Pathan: Wickets at the top of the order helps. It brings down the economy rate as well. Mahela was going great guns and it was important to get him out. We concentrated on swinging the new ball – Dhoni said at the break that the ball was moving around and we did just that. We have a good bowling coach and he has been keeping an eye on us in the nets. God has been kind to me, but I don’t want to think too far ahead. I’ll take it one match at a time.
Irfan Pathan is the Man of the Match for his spell of 4-0-27-3