New Delhi, August 16
“You will always be my captain,” stated India skipper Virat Kohli to Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday, expressing gratitude for the “friendship and belief” that he acquired from the talismanic senior.
In an almost minute-long video posted on the BCCI’s official Twitter deal with, Kohli stated Dhoni’s retirement is that uncommon second in his life when he doesn’t have sufficient phrases to specific his ideas.
“Words fall short a lot of times in life and I think this is one of those moments. All I can say is that you will always be that guy who sat in the last seat of the bus,” Kohli stated.
“I’ve always said this and I will say it again, you will always be my Captain,” #TeamIndia Skipper @imVkohli pays his tribute to @msdhoni who introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket at 1929 hours yesterday.#ThankYouMSD pic.twitter.com/U6uWlow4lB
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2020
Dhoni and Kohli shared a visibly comfy equation even after the latter took over the chief’s mantle and each spoke extremely of one another.
“We have shared a great camaraderie, friendship, understanding because we have always played for the same roles, same goals, which was to make the team win,” he stated.
“It’s been a pleasure enjoying below you, alongside you. You confirmed perception in me, which I’d at all times be glad about.
“I have said it before, I will say it again, you will always be my captain,” he signed off.
Dhoni introduced his retirement on Instagram on Saturday.
The 39-year-old will, nonetheless, proceed to compete within the IPL for Chennai Super Kings.
Moved out of India as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, this yr’s IPL is scheduled to begin on September 19 within the UAE. PTI