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Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is playing his 300th ODI at the moment against Sri Lanka was felicitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his stupendous achievement and was presented a memento by current captain Virat Kohli on behalf of BCCI. On this occasion, Virat Kohli said,
“Now what do I say? 90% of us (referring to the players standing in the circle) started their careers under you (Dhoni). It is an honour to present the memento to him. You will always remain your captain.”
Dhoni gave up the limited-overs captaincy earlier in the year before the ODI series against England but continued to stay available as a player. He started off the series against England with a brilliant century in the 2nd ODI, but ever since then he hasn’t been able to get going.
When the critics were started questioning him, the legend of limited-overs cricket silenced all of them by playing two match-winning innings in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka.
We have seen Virat Kohli going up to him and taking advice on field placings and bowling changes. Kohli has always maintained that it was Dhoni who gave him the confidence to express himself on the field and even saved him from getting dropped on numerous occasions. There is no doubt about the fact Dhoni is one of the greatest limited-overs batsmen, and his records are a sheer proof of his credentials.
He might not have the same zinc which he used to have a few years ago, but still, Dhoni is a force to reckon with and still India’s best-limited overs keeper batsman. Meanwhile, the 4th ODI between India and Sri Lanka is in progress and India are in a commanding position after winning the toss and batting first. Courtesy centuries from captain Kohli and Rohit Sharma India has scored 375 for five in 50 overs. Manish Pandey completed his fifty while MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on 49.`
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 31, 2017