Indian captain Virat Kohli shared two beautiful illustrations of what the amount of mutual trust and respect that he and the legendary MS Dhoni shared with each other on his social media accounts on Sunday.
The first video that Kohli shared was of the 2014 T20 World Cup semi-final against South Africa. Chasing 172 to win, Virat Kohli’s masterly knock of 72 had put India on the brink of a finals berth and all that was left was for MS Dhoni to finish the game off with a six; something that had become a custom with the former Indian captain.
But Dhoni, selfless man that he is, went on to play the typical MSD block off the last deliver.y of the penultimate over to let Virat deservingly hit the winning runs. Kohli did just that on the very first ball of the last over to take India over the line by six wickets
”Thank you for these moments skip. I couldn’t explain the mutual trust, respect and understanding we share better than these two videos I’m posting here today. The first one explains perfectly well who he is , selfless in the most intense moments,” Virat Kohli wrote.
”Thank you for all these memories skip”- Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni
The second illustration was from the 2016 T20 World Cup encounter where Virat smoked a whirlwind 82 off 51 deliveries to help India chase 160 and knock Australia out of the tournament. Apart from all the sumptuous strokes that Virat hit that day, it was his running between the wickets with MSD that was the real highlight of the game. Reminiscing the partnership and attributing the manner in which they ran on each other’s calls to the trust and chemistry that they share, Virat wrote-
”The second one is about the kind of trust & chemistry we had over the years while batting together. In this moment I was only focused on his call & I knew we both would be able to make those 2 runs because of the trust we shared in one another. He called & I put my head down and ran!” Virat Kohli wrote.
Kohli further added that the major reason behind their understanding was that they shared the same vision, which was to always make India win.
”Mutual respect and understanding isn’t a thing of chance, it develops naturally when two individuals are aligned & have the same vision and for us, that vision was always to make India win ! Thank you for all these memories skip. 🇮🇳💙@mahi7781,” he added.
Watch the video here:
…The second one is about the kind of trust & chemistry we had over the years while batting together. In this moment I was only focused on his call & I knew we both would be able to make those 2 runs because of the trust we shared in one another…
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 16, 2020