ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli yet again lavishes BIG praise on MS Dhoni says, ‘support he provided in my early days were vital for my growth’
IND vs PAK: On numerous occasions, Virat Kohli has gone on record to speak about how MS Dhoni backed him in his…
IND vs PAK: On numerous occasions, Virat Kohli has gone on record to speak about how MS Dhoni backed him in his early days. Recently, the former India skipper once again thanked the legendary keeper-batter for helping him during his early days. It is to be noted that Dhoni has a knack for noticing the spark within the players. Thus, ahead of India’s opening game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan, Kohli spoke about his equation with the Indian legend. Follow T20 WC Live Updates with InsideSport.IN.
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli yet again lavishes praise on MS Dhoni says, ‘support he provided in my early days were vital for my growth’
IND vs PAK: Kohli and Dhoni share a great bond and were teammates for a really long time. Even after the 40-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket, Kohli still praises his former captain. In fact, during the Asia Cup 2022, Kohli had revealed that only Dhoni messaged him when he left the Test captaincy earlier this year.
While speaking on the latest episode of ICC review, Kohli drew light on Dhoni’s support helped him during his initial days. He spoke about his friendship with the Chennai Super Kings captain.
“What I experienced with my friendship and relationship with MS Dhoni is very difficult to explain because it is based on understanding and trust. We never actually, when people talk about batting together and calling for runs, as soon as the ball went into the gap, we never called. I knew he was running for two, I am running for two. We had a misunderstanding once or twice in 10-12 years. Apart from that, we were so focused on what the team wants and what we need to do for the team all the time. There was always that trust, faith between each other that we are going to do the job for the team,” said Virat Kohli.
Further on, he also stated that he was always there for Dhoni during the later part of his career.
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“Within that faith and trust, then the relationship evolved outside the game as well. We spoke on many things, we understood each other’s mindsets absolutely clearly and the support he provided in my early days was crucial for my growth. Later part of his career, I was always there for him and the transition between two captains, for the outside world it was quite like wow, we have never experienced this before but for us, it was quite normal,” he added.
Former skipper Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 83 as India pulled off a miracle four-wicket victory over Pakistan in a final over thriller at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday.