Video: Fans show ‘We miss you MSD’ message in 2nd T20I; Kohli says ‘me too’
It is cognisance of the fact that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli share mutual respect towards each other. On several occasions, former Indian captain and Kohli were involved in good partnerships. They share a great deal of camaraderie both on and off the field those days.
Ever since team’s heart-wrenching defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 tournament in the semi-final, MS Dhoni didn’t play international cricket. The veteran wicket-keeper batsman announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020.
Fans took to Twitter to pay a rich tribute to the legendary cricketer for what he had achieved in his cricketing career. He is the only captain to lead Team India to three ICC trophies – ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
After more than a year, the veteran returned to action for thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Under his leadership, CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in IPL history. They finished 7th in the points table, which was their worst ever season.
There were reports that Dhoni would quit IPL as well. However, CSK captain clarified that he isn’t retiring and will continue to play the sport he truly loves the most.
Virat Kohli’s gesture after looking at fans’ banner:
Not just fans even Kohli is missing Captain Cool Dhoni. During the 2nd T20I between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, fans flaunted a large banner that has a message saying “We miss you MS Dhoni.” Indian skipper who saw the banner came up with a touching gesture.
The run-machine’s gesture clearly showed how much he truly misses MS Dhoni on the field. The video of the same has spread like wildfire on social media platforms. Fans used to relish the kinship between the two stalwarts during Dhoni’s heydays. Even 32-year-old Kohli used to take some tips from him during important phases of the match.
Here’s the video:
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MS Dhoni took a break from cricket after the IPL. On the other hand, Kohli will lead his side in the third and final T20I against Australia. India already won the T20I series by 2-0 and one more victory could see them whitewash Aussies in Australian soil for the second time.
After the end of T20I series, Kohli will play the first Test at Adelaide Oval and will be returning home in order to attend the birth of his first child.