Virat Kohli delighted for the equation he shares with MS Dhoni
India are yet to lose a bilateral limited-overs series under Virat Kohli.
Published - Apr 8, 2018 3:09 pm | Updated - Apr 8, 2018 3:19 pm
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have been among the greatest cricketers India has ever produced. The two stalwarts have been pivotal characters in Indian cricket over the years. Both the individuals have been exceptional skippers for the national team as well and have taken the Men in Blue to greater heights during their respective stints. Last year, during England’s tour of India, Dhoni gave up captaincy from the two limited-overs formats.
Subsequently, Kohli took over the captaincy in ODI and T20I cricket. The Delhi cricketer has been excellent as India are yet to lose a bilateral ODI series under him. They also progressed to the final of the Champions Trophy in England, raced away to their maiden ODI and T20I series victories in South Africa where they decimated the oppositions with sheer disdain.
“Trust and belief”- Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, Virat has also been seen taking suggestions from the former skipper. Recently, he iterated his relationship with the Jharkhand-born cricketer. “The equation is lovely. There is no efforts needed in understanding. There is mutual respect. Both individuals want best for nation. There is trust and belief and we don’t need to prove anything to each other,” he was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Dhoni hasn’t had the best of forms lately at the international stage owing to which he has been a recipient of severe criticism. However, Virat Kohli stood by the wicketkeeper-batsman and hailed him for the contributions and the changes he has brought forth over the course of his illustrious career.
“If someone questions him and his interests then it’s unfair. He has literally created the new bunch in Indian cricket and given them confidence after the big stars left. He coped all the blame during the transition phase when he was not doing well. Not once did he show frustration to the team. His composure is remarkable. He took pressure off the youngsters.” he added.