Binny struck a match-saving 78 on his debut as India overcame some anxious moments to manage a draw in the first cricket Test against England. (JPN/Agencies)
"Overall there was a lot of positives for us. We needed a partnership this morning and we got it. It was a good Test match for us, we managed to put pressure on them and then we held up well when we were under pressure," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Binny made a mark with a memorable performance as he not only pulled India out of the woods but also took his side to a lead of more than 300 runs to shut the door on England at Trent Bridge.
And Dhoni said: "We haven't had a seaming allrounder but Stuart Binny can be someone who can really contribute for us in the future."
He had no regrets about leaving out Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI.
"I don't regret not playing R Ashwin because there was no help for the spinner. We had good combinations and I was happy with the bowling attack. I don't think I could have changed much when (Joe) Root and (Jimmy) Anderson were going, we tried a few things but the ball got soft and the bowlers go tired and I don't think there was much else we could have done."
Root and Andreson shared a world-record 10th wicket partnership to bail England out of a precarious situation on Saturday.
"A lot of youngsters have played really well. We wanted to see what kind of fight they are putting in and we're pleased," Dhoni said.
England captain Alastair Cook was full of praise for Root, who notched up a big century in the hosts' first innings.
"In this game we had a poor session, losing six wickets on a really good pitch. Thankfully we got out of it. Joe Root has come back really well, leading the time and marshalling those partnerships," Cook said.
Cook added: "It's a tough job being a groundsman and he's admitted he's got it wrong but you have to adapt and we adapted well. As captain, you just had to try things and that's all you can do. When it was reversing and the ball was hard, it became a bit more even.
"Simon had a tough experience but his record has turned out well. He might expect a bit more if he plays in four days time, he could feature. He's a tough lad and he's come back from the experience at The Oval," the England captain said.
Man of the Match James Anderson, who hit 81 in the first innings besides picking up four wickets, said it was nice to be among the runs.
Binny struck a match-saving 78 on his debut as India overcame some anxious moments to manage a draw in the first cricket Test against England.