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We will be aggressive, says Dhoni

We will be aggressive, says Dhoni
“The aggressive approach was the right approach. We went for the target which I felt was very important,” Dhoni, who is returning to the side after recovering from a hand injury, said on the eve of the second Test. “Thanks to the partnership between Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay, we were in a position to chase down the number of runs that were given to us. Unfortunately we lost some quick wickets when Vijay got out. It was very difficult for us to come back and draw the game from there. The only approach would have been to win the game from there. It was fantastic.

“The approach will remain the same. A lot depends on the platform you get, what kind of partnerships your batsmen, both openers and the middle order, have provided. Accordingly, you see the number of runs you can put. You exploit what really is there for you. A lot depends on the momentum and how the game is going and then you decide what needs to be done,” he added.

Dhoni also lauded young Kohli for his leadership skills, which he says are different from his style. “He has been fantastic not only as a batsman but also as a leader. Even in the ODIs he led against Sri Lanka at home, he was fantastic. He is an aggressive character and slightly different to what I am but at the end of the day you don?t want all individuals to captain the same way,” the skipper said. 
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