It is often said that “cricket is more about rivalries,” especially during the IPL. However, the bond between the Kings of the game MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is special and unique. Cricket fans, enthusiasts, and professionals have applauded the relationship between the two former Indian captains quite a lot of times.
The duo first played together in 2008, when Kohli made his international debut. At the time, Kohli was just a young, inexperienced player who was giving his best to make a spot for himself in international cricket. On the other hand, Dhoni was the Indian team’s captain.
As time passed, the relationship between the two athletes became stronger and stronger. The balance between Kohli’s aggressiveness and energy and Dhoni’s cool, calm, and collected demeanor on the field was just perfect. The two were a natural match for one another, and the Indian squad greatly benefited from their teamwork.
Even though Dhoni took retirement from the international format of the game, he still plays a prominent role in Virat Kohli’s life. Outside the cricket field and ground, they have a strong friendship that is based on mutual respect and appreciation. They frequently appear to be having fun and hanging out together.
Moreover, Virat Kohli, on many occasions, openly expressed his admiration for him both as a skipper and a friend.
However, this admiration and respect are not one-sided, as Dhoni also frequently mentions Kohli. And a recent one might touch your heart.
MS Dhoni gives a shout-out to Virat Kohli’s batting skills
Following Chennai Super Kings’ impressive victory against Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in recent matches, Captain Cool was seen instructing his team in proper batting technique while using Virat Kohli as an example.
In the video, Dhoni can be heard discussing Virat Kohli’s approach to playing the first ball of a game in the CSK locker room. MS Dhoni can be heard saying,
“Virat doesn’t play the first ball like this. It is always here.”
Dhoni talking to one of the CSK members by mentioning the name of Virat Kohli. pic.twitter.com/8Y09cWMvLw
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 6, 2023
The whole conversation hasn’t been revealed as only a short section of the dialogue was captured in the video. According to reports, the video was taken from the Instagram story of CSK player Rajvardhan Hangargekar. Not so surprisingly, the video went viral on social media video and lots of people are giving reactions to it.
Some People started giving their versions of what Dhoni is trying to say in the viral video
I heard "Virat always waste balls"😳
— Sisanda Magala (@BoomSla20617174) May 6, 2023
The first ball to Virat was too wide to put a bat on and he left that so Dhoni said Virat doesn’t play first ball like this u need to bowl near his bat so that he could attempt (this I comprehend )
— Extra Cover🏏 (@LawlSagittarius) May 6, 2023
"Virat.. Virat doesn't play fast balls like this"
This is what he said..
— GopishSTR⁴⁸ (@Gopish04) May 6, 2023
The wholesome friendship between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is proof that leaders do way more than simply set an example for others as they also assist in developing the next generation of leaders.