I'm proud of my team: Dravid
"It is a great feeling, everyone has played well... We would like to keep winning," said the skipper.india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 20:11 IST
Indian skipper Rahul Dravid on Thursday said the 4-0 lead over England had not been an easy ride and credited the team for successfully handling the pressure situations that surfaced at various stages of the series.
"It is a great feeling, everyone has played well. The team had been under pressure at times in the series but we had people who pulled the team out," Rahul Dravid said after India clinched the seven-match series 4-0 with a win in the fourth one-dayer.
"The important thing is that we had different people who put their hands up when we needed them to perform. I am proud of everyone in the squad," he said.
Dravid said that the team would continue to play with the same spirit and enthusiasm that they have shown so far in the remaining three matches.
"We like to keep winning. This is an opportunity to develop the squad and it gives us the option of giving opportunites to few young boys and see how they go ahead."
Dravid also said that he delayed the power play option to wear out Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff and it proved to be a successful strategy.
"Pietersen is playing well. But these are hot and humid conditions so I just held it (powerplay) back till they were tired.
"On this sort of wicket sometimes it can work in your favour. Even we lost three wickets during the the powerplay. It is a new concept and the captains are getting a hang of it for better usage," he said.
Man of the match Yuvraj Singh, who took two wickets and made 48 runs, said he always enjoyed bowling on turning tracks.
"I try to bowl well where wickets help the spinners. Wickets in India suit me, I got the wicket of Flintoff and that put us into the match."
"We were under a little bit of pressure after losing the wickets but me and Raina decided to stay in there and work out a partnership so that it became easier for others."