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Why Virat Kohli Cannot Match Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Success

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli
Mahendra Singh Dhoni alongside Virat Kohli. Credits: Getty Images.

When the Bengal Tiger, Sourav Ganguly decided to hang his boots, he gave an asset to the Indian team in the form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni before Virat Kohli succeeded him.

MS Dhoni is an epitome of calmness who eventually acts as a motivation being a boy from a small uptown of Ranchi. Apart from his belongings, Dhoni lacked proper facilities during his childhood days.

Even after being so, he managed the upright position of captaincy while emerging as a most successful captain of India. He gave every single trophy to India which India was deprived of earlier in the yesteryears.

Virat Kohli India England Lord's MS Dhoni

Virat Kohli looks to equal Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni achievement at Lord’s. Getty Images

The game of cricket has witnessed many great players from Don Bradman to Sachin Tendulkar, who piled runs for fun, for their respective teams. The present skipper of India, Kohli is one such man who tumbled many such records during his burgeoning international stint.

What differentiates Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

From the batting technique to the captaincy skills, there is a lot of difference in the attitude of Kohli than the former skipper, Dhoni. When it comes to handling the awkward situation to the nasty questions during the press conference, India badly misses the vanguard in the form of Dhoni.

Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Virat Kohli cannot match the success of MS Dhoni Credits: BCCI Twitter.

From the wicket-keeping point of view, he took this job to another level, probably at a level which nobody would even think in their dreams.

The 37-year-old Dhoni controls his emotions and hardly loses the tamper. He exhibited a calm and composed attitude while managing to win the matches in pressure-cooker situations.

Frankly speaking, Kohli is technically better batsman than MS Dhoni. When it comes to having a passion for the game, Kohli is the unrivalled boss. He is famous for astounding consistency and match-winning abilities.

However, there is one such area where Kohli cannot match the version of MS Dhoni.

Kohli at times loses his temper to cross the line. Even after staying in the international arena for almost nine years now, Kohli displays an over-exuberant nature. So much so, it may be somewhat familiar to a newbie at such elite-level.

Also, he displays emotions for the opposite team. He often swears at the player after catching a ball which seems awkward for an icon like Kohli.

In pressure situations, he bogs down under pressure and fails for being any innovative. Apart from that, the duo shares a difference of mindset. He exposed it openly as he did it in the case of former Team India chief coach Anil Kumble.

Virat Kohli loses his temper on small matters, and he has been caught abusing many times.
Besides this, Virat Kohli carries his better-half, Anushka Sharma with him wherever he tours. However, the case was different in the fact of Sakshi Dhoni.


I'm cricket enthusiast who has the passion to contribute in this beautiful sport by doing writing for it. I'm an ardent supporter of Misbah-ul-Haq, Suresh Raina and Hashim Amla. I'm a strong believer following passion and determination.

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