Pacers, spinners hunt in a pack: Dhoni

Bangalore: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today lauded his new spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha for putting up an admirable performance on tracks that were not exactly tailor-made for spinners.

"It was pleasing to see them (spinners) fight batsmen on a wicket, which was not helping them, specially in the first innings of both Test matches," Dhoni told reporters here.

India’s M S Dhoni and Virat Kohli celebrate their win over New Zealand in 2nd test match in Bengaluru on Monday.

Hailing off-spinner Ashwin, who led the Indian attack by scalping five for 69 in the second innings of the Bangalore Test here, Dhoni said he managed to bowl well even though it was tough for him to consistently bowl in one area because he loves taking wickets with his variations.

"He is learning that. The good thing is that both the spinners complimented each other. They are hunting in a pack. Their performance was really good in the series."

On Tendulkar's form, Dhoni said that whenever people talk about his form, the veteran comes up with brilliant performances. "I am just waiting for it. I don't get worried about that," he insisted.

As far as Gautam Gambhir's batting worries are concerned, Dhoni said that the Delhi batsman is batting well in the nets and it is just a matter of time before he bounces back.

"Today as a matter fact he started off really well. We are hoping he will come good in coming few games," said Dhoni, adding that that there was no question of reshuffling the batting order.

PTI