On Indian batting
Asked whether the Indian batting was too dependent on him, Kohli and Rohit, Dhawan said, "See it is just one bad day in office. We played really well against West Indies, there all the batsmen did well.
"Shreyas (Iyer) has been doing so well and he is a young lad, one-odd innings is going to go here and there, but we as a team back each other and we don't focus or put too much on one loss"
"They played really well, we were bit unlucky as top-edges went here and there and not in the hands (of the fielders)," he said.
On Kohli's decision:
Talking about Kohli's decision to drop at no.4 position in order to accommodate two specialist openers both him and Rahul in the playing eleven, Dhawan said it was completely the skipper's choice.
"See that is a captain's choice, KL is batting well, he did well in the last series and he played really well and he played well today. I feel it is the captain's choice where he wants to play and he has done amazing at number three, maybe I feel, he will think about it to go at number three again," he said.
Dhawan said if asked he is ready to bat at any position for the team. "Good that KL came at no. 3. He's been batting as an opener in the last one or two series and the support staff asked him to bat at No.3 and he scored runs.
"He's a brilliant player and he has been performing consistently, doing really well so I'm sure that he will keep doing well," he said.
Dhawan lauds Warner
Dhawan also showered praise on David Warner, who smashed an unbeaten 128, and together with Finch stitched record 258 runs for the opening wicket to crush India.
"Of course David is a world-class player and yes, once he's set he takes the game away, that's his ability. We were trying our best to get hold of him, unfortunately we couldn't.
"But as I said they outplayed us. David and Finch both played very well. We're going to learn from it and come up with a better plan," the left-handed batsman said.
On the Australian side:
The current Australian team is a much stronger side compared to the one that toured India last year.
"They've got good quality bowlers and they've got some decent pace as well and it's a good challenge as well. We guys enjoy taking that challenge and if you look back to the World Cup, we scored 330, we took them on as well," Dhawan said.
"Of course in the first 10 overs Pat Cummins bowled really good line and length. He didn't give much loose deliveries and with that pace it can get a bit challenging as well to score runs especially when they're bowling in such tight areas. But that doesn't mean that we don't have any chance," signed off Dhawan