India’s star batsman Virat Kohli paid tributes on Friday to MS Dhoni, who relinquished from the post of India’s captain in limited-overs format two days ago.
Dhoni, 35, stepped down as India’s captain in ODIs and T20Is after being at the helm for close to a decade. He captained India in 199 One-day Internationals (ODIs), winning 110 and losing 74, with four ties and 11 no-results.
Under his astute leadership, team India achieved new heights as it went on to win the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and also reached the top of the Test rankings in 2009.
Following Dhoni’s resignation as a skipper, Kohli is likely to be appointed as leader of the limited-overs cricket. Kohli, who made his debut under Dhoni, took to his Twitter account to share an emotional message.
Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You'll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 6, 2017
Dhoni's decision to step down from the captain's role shocked the entire cricketing fraternity on Wednesday. The wicket-keeper batsman, however, has confirmed his availability for the upcoming ODI and T20 series against England.