- Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquished captaincy from the Test in 2014, after which Virat Kohli was given this responsibility
- Kohli said during the chat with Ashwin – The confidence Dhoni had expressed in me was very important for me.
Virat Kohli said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played a big role in getting him the captaincy of the Indian team. Kohli, who started his international cricket career under Dhoni’s captaincy, said he did not get this responsibility suddenly. The trust Dhoni has expressed in him is very important.
Kohli said this during Instagram chatting with Ravichandran Ashwin. He has said that Dhoni’s attention to him and strategic discussions have been very helpful in becoming his captain.
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Never Thought of Becoming Captain
The Indian captain said, “I never thought of becoming a captain. I believe that the selectors have not made me suddenly. He must have asked Dhoni before giving this responsibility. I believe that Dhoni has played an important role in becoming my captain. “
Used to Share his Ideas with Dhoni
Kohli said, “I wanted to learn a lot from the day I joined the team. I was surrounded by sports all around. I used to share many ideas with Dhoni. Many times they refused, but they also discussed the idea they liked. He always tried to understand me. I always learned from them. It was due to my curiosity that they probably believed that I could be the next captain of the team. “
Batting with Sachin was a Memorable Moment
Kohli also recalled the 183-run innings played against Pakistan in Dhaka. “Their (Pakistan) bowling aggression was very strong. He also had Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Ejaz Cheema and Mohammad Hafeez. I remember that I was happy to bat with Paji (Sachin Tendulkar). They scored 50 runs and we shared more than 100 runs. It was a memorable moment for me. This innings proved to be a game-changer for me. “
Kohli First Became Test Captain in 2014
Dhoni relinquished captaincy from the Test on the 2014 Australian tour. After this, Kohli was given the leadership. In 2018, India won the Test series 2–1 in Australia. India had their first series win on Australian soil in 71 years of Test history between the two countries. Kohli received limited overs captaincy in January 2017.