Virat Kohli Credits MS Dhoni To Become A Successful Captain
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Virat Kohli Credits MS Dhoni To Become A Successful Captain

Virat Kohli is now known as one of the most successful Indian captains. To become a successful captain in international cricket, Kohli recently credited the former Indian World Cup-winning captain, MS Dhoni.

MS Dhoni was a successful captain in international cricket history. Under his captaincy, India achieved massive success in international cricket, including winning the ICC World T20 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

MS Dhoni, captain
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

After the end of Dhoni’s captaincy regime, Virat Kohli has taken up the leadership responsibility of the Indian team, and he is now handling it very well. Though Kohli-led India haven’t won any tournament yet, they have performed very consistently in every event. Apart from continuing the success on the Indian and Asian soil, Kohli-led India have also achieved great successes outside the Asian soil.

Virat Kohli, captain
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Just recently Kohli-led India have missed out the top position in the ICC Test team rankings, which they had maintained for 43 successive months. Also, under his captaincy, India won their first-ever ODI bilateral series in South Africa, first-ever Test and ODI bilateral series in Australia and more others.

Virat Kohli talked about MS Dhoni’s guidance to become a successful captain

While the cricket world is praising the Indian captain Virat Kohli, the present Indian captain credited MS Dhoni for becoming a successful captain. Talking about Dhoni’s guidance to evolve Kohli as an Indian captain, the present captain clarified that it took a lot of time.

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

During a recent chat with Ravichandran Ashwin, Kohli said, “I think a large portion of me becoming captain was also to do with him (MSD) observing me for a long period of time. It just can’t happen like he goes and selectors say you become captain.

“The guy who is there, he takes responsibility and says okay I think this is the next guy and I will tell you how he is going and then slowly that transition is formed.

“I think he played a big role in that and that trust you have to build over, say six seven years, it just doesn’t happen overnight.”

Under Kohli’s captaincy, India finished as the runners-up in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and semi-finalist in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.