"It is a different game and a different occasion. What happened is past. We need to continue to be positive," said Indian off-spinner R. Ashwin.
Responding to a query on competition for the spinners' slots in the Indian team, Ashwin said it was not new. "I don't think about it. It is up to people like you to draw a comparison and judge who is better," he added..
Ashwin, when reminded that India won the first Test against England and then lost the series recently at home, said the team was not thinking about that. "We had a clinical start in the first Test match at Chennai against the Aussies. We want to take the positives from that victory into the remaining Tests." .
Ashwin refused to entertain any debate on possible spin combination saying a decision would be taken later in the evening.
On the impact of captain Dhoni's double century on the team in general, Ashwin emphasised that Dhoni himself had said he was not sure whether he could replicate the effort. "It is that you set the tempo as a captain and it boils down to your field settings, bowling changes...everything," the star off-spinner said. "Honestly, I have not seen such a knock. I mean it can be demoralising to any side in the world," Ashwin said.