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‘That’s MS Dhoni for you’- Virat Kohli remembers how MS Dhoni supported him during his lean patch

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‘That’s MS Dhoni for you’- Virat Kohli remembers how MS Dhoni supported him during his lean patch

Indian star batter Virat Kohli ended his three-year century draught against Afghanistan in the 2022 Asia Cup in UAE. Since then, Kohli has been in tremendous form in limited-overs cricket, being the leading run-scorer in the 2022 20-20 World Cup with 296 runs. The 34-year-old went on to score centuries in the ODI series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well.

Kohli was struggling with the form for a long time, he couldn’t contribute to his team’s win and seemed to be finding it difficult to judge the ball. He also lost his captaincy for India as well as the Bangalore franchise in the Indian T20 League. The last season of the Asia Cup turned out to be a redemption for Kohli as he was the highest scorer for India and the second leading run scorer in the tournament, with 276 runs from five matches including two fifties and a century.

In a podcast by the Bangalore franchise, Kohli said that the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was the only person who reached out to him when he was going through a rough patch. Dhoni and Kohli share a very special bond and Kohli never forgets to acknowledge his captain whenever he gets the chance.

“The only person who, apart from my childhood coach and family…genuinely reached out to me has been MS Dhoni,” said Kohli in a Podcast.

“He reached out to me and you can rarely get in touch with him. If I call him on any random day, 99 per cent he will not pick up (the phone), because he just does not look at the phone. So, for him to reach out to me…twice it has happened now and one of the things that he’d mentioned in the message while reaching out to me was that: ‘when you are expected to be strong and looked at as a strong individual people forget to ask how are you doing?” he further added.

“So, it (Dhoni’s words) hit home for me because I have always been looked at as someone who is very confident, mentally very strong, who can endure any circumstances and find a way and show us the way. Sometimes, what you realise is that at any given point of time in life as a human being, you need to take a couple of steps backward, understand how you are doing, how your wellbeing is placed,” Kohli added.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s statment


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