Kohli reveals the best cricketing brain he has ever seen

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is quite happy with the good vibes surrounding him and the team. Ever since taking over the captaincy from MS Dhoni, there is no looking back for Kohli. He has achieved more barring minimal losses.

Kohli reveals the best cricketing brain he has ever seen
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni

However, he reckons MS Dhoni’s presence is sheer essence to the Indian cricket team. Kohli said MS Dhoni has know-how about the game and which is why Kohli feels he is lucky to have someone like him behind the stumps.

Dhoni knows the game inside out: Kohli

“He is one person, who literally knows the game inside out. I won’t say it’s a luxury to have him but I am fortunate to have a mind like that from behind the stumps,” Kohli said.

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Kohli still remembers the moment when he first entered the game with stiff competition in the dressing room. But Kohli made use of the chances to good effect.

“When I walked into the team he had the option of trying someone else after few games, although I grabbed my chances but for me to get that kind of backing, it was very crucial for me.”

Virat Kohli also revealed why he is grateful to Dhoni. He said Dhoni gave him a chance to bat at No.3, a position where not many youngsters would get a chance to play at that position. “Also, he gave me an opportunity to bat at No 3 because not many youngsters get to play at No 3,” the skipper said.

Kohli also explained about the camaraderie between him and Dhoni which keeps them intact especially in crunch situations of the game. “It’s just about the field placements and bowling changes and we say you know the angles, you know the pace of the pitch and that’s why there is so much of trust and respect between the two of us.”

(With PTI inputs)

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