Virat Kohli, who is expected to be anointed captain of the limited overs teams after Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down from the job, took to Twitter to acknowledge his former skipper for the contributions he did for the Indian cricket team.
A couple of days after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the captain of the India ODI and T20I teams, Virat Kohli paid tribute to the wicketkeeper-batsman’s tenure as skipper, saying he will always be Kohli’s captain.
Kohli took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Dhoni. “Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him,” Kohli tweeted.
On Wednesday Dhoni stepped down from the post of India’s limited overs captain with immediate effect. India host England for three match one-day international series, which begins from January 15,2017.
However, Dhoni will continue to play limited overs cricket, as he said that he is available for selection for the upcoming ODI and T20 series against England.
After leading India for more than nine years, Dhoni will go down as the finest captain cricket has ever seen. Not only did he win that T20 World Cup, he led India to World Cup win in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and even the number one ranking in Tests.
Kohli was named the Test skipper after MS Dhoni had decided to quit the longer format during India’s tour of Australia in 2014.
Team India, under Virat’s captaincy is on a 18 match unbeaten streak after they beat Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and England.
Virat Kohli is widely expected to be named as the replacement for Dhoni when the Indian squad for the England series is named on Friday.
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