Sunday 6 April 2014 

Video - Disappointed Dhoni Lauds Sri Lankans

Indian captain MS Dhoni says he is disappointed that his side were not able to win the ICC World Twenty20 final but pays tribute to champions Sri Lanka.

After his side posted a score of 130 for four that always looked a little short, Sri Lanka reached their target with 13 balls to spare.

Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 52 and Thisara Perera hit the winning runs.

"You always have to see whether the opposition opposition they played better cricket than you, or whether it was your fault and in this case, I thought that they executed their plans well," Dhoni said, assessing the game.

"But at the same time, yes, there was a bit of disappointment. But also one other fact was that we were able to defend something close to 130 in the Champions Trophy and in the T20 format we had one more fielder outside. So we knew we had our chances.

"But it was like we had to bowl really well and I felt under the lights the wicket behaved slightly differently.

"You know, it started coming onto the bat relatively well compared to the first innings."

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