In a candid interview with Wisden Cricket Monthly, the skipper of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli shared a lot of intriguing moments. In one of those interesting questions, he revealed how much he learned from MS Dhoni by staying close to him during the field.
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni were the repeated figures for the cameraman during the matches. They both keep on looking after the field setup to guide India to the victory ropes often than not in the limited overs.
I enjoy captaincy so much – Virat Kohli
When asked about looking after any previous captains before leading Indian team, the Indian skipper quoted that he never looked after anyone before MS Dhoni. Virat Kohli added that he loves to have a chat with MS Dhoni during the field.
He went on to say that he would interfere in suggesting the ideas even without having the leadership responsibility with him. Virat Kohli went on to say that he learned a lot from MS Dhoni by staying close to him during the game.
”Not really anyone before MS. I was always someone who kept talking to him about the game so even when I was really young before I was made vice-captain, I would give him my suggestions. Not in a way that I thought I knew better but I felt at certain moments I could probably see this thing that someone else might not be able to pick up. So why not go and express me?” Virat Kohli quoted.
”I love thinking about the game and that’s why I enjoy captaincy so much and I enjoy chasing totals so much – I love using my brain to figure out what needs to be done during the game. I’ve learned the most from MS, standing so close to him at slip so many times and just observing him at close quarters,” he inferred.
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni shares a nice rapport:
Both individuals have always been the center of attraction in the Indian cricket and also showed great mutual respect over the years. Though MS Dhoni called it quits on his captaincy career, Kohli was always seen having a chat with him during the game to take the suggestions.