Only Dhoni texted me after I left Test captaincy: Virat Kohli

Dubai, Sep 5 Trendy batter Virat Kohli recalled the time when he left Test captaincy in January 2022 after the sequence towards South Africa and mentioned that former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was the one one that texted him after his determination.

“When I left Test captaincy, I obtained a textual content from just one person who I have performed with earlier, and that’s MS Dhoni,” Kohli mentioned in a media interplay after the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan on Sunday.

“Many individuals have my contact quantity, and there are lots of individuals who preserve giving recommendations on TV, however I didn’t obtain a message from any of them. So when a reference to any individual is real sufficient, it comes out in such a fashion, as a result of there’s a sense of safety on each side.

“Neither I need something from him, nor does he need something from me. And neither was I ever insecure of him, nor was he insecure of me about something,” Kohli added.

He additional mentioned if somebody was really involved in serving to him out, they might have contacted him personally.

“If their criticism was real, they might have messaged me in individual. The best way I reside my life with honesty, I would have talked one-on-one with an individual that I wished to assist out.”

Earlier on Sunday, Kohli equalled the file for many fifties in T20Is towards Pakistan. Kohli smashed his thirty second T20I fifty (60 off 44). The half-century was Kohli’s fourth towards Pakistan in T20Is.

He had additionally made a half-century towards Pakistan within the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup match final 12 months on the similar venue.

Kohli’s spectacular run towards Pakistan is mirrored in his numbers: a complete of 406 runs towards them, probably the most by an Indian towards Pakistan in T20Is, at a median of 67.66 and a strike fee of 119.06.

–IANS

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