Unfortunate to see so many people going after MS Dhoni: Virat Kohli
He also expressed his disappointment over the people criticising Dhoni every now and then.
Updated - Apr 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Virat Kohli admires MS Dhoni a lot and it is not an unknown fact. After taking over India’s leadership, he had stressed that Dhoni will forever be his captain and the trust and the mutual respect between them has been visible for the world since then. Every time, the former captain has come under the radar for his slow batting, Kohli has come out in support for him and has rather backed him to the hilt.
Kohli is the happiest person of all whenever Dhoni performs in the middle and feels lucky to have a player like him in the team. Dhoni, more often than not, takes over the captaincy during the death overs as Kohli is in the outfield and also guides the spinners, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Kedar Jadhav, rather blindly follows his advice and has reaped rich rewards for the same as well.
Speaking to India Today, in an exclusive interview, Virat Kohli expressed his disappointment over MS Dhoni being targetted every now and then.
It is unfortunate
“After 30-35 overs, he knows that I will be in the outfield and its on auto mode. It’s just about the field placements and bowling changes and we say you know the angles, you know the pace of the pitch and that’s why there is so much trust and respect between the two of us. It’s unfortunate to see so many people going after him,” the 30-year-old said.
Kohli also pointed out how MS Dhoni understands the game from standing behind the stumps. He hailed Mahi for the same and is delighted to have a player like him.
“He (MS Dhoni) is one person who knows the game inside out, who understands the game from ball 1 to ball 300 on the field. I won’t say it is a luxury to have him but I am fortunate to have a mind like that from behind the stumps. At the end of the day, I want to be involved in strategy with the team management with Mahi bhai and Rohit (Sharma),” he further added.