Virat Kohli (left) and MS Dhoni    Getty Images
Virat Kohli (left) and MS Dhoni Getty Images

Virat Kohli on Friday morning paid rich tribute to MS Dhoni, who resigned from the post of India s captain in limited-overs format recently. Dhoni relinquished from the post of India captain in ODIs and T20Is after being at the helm for close to a decade. Under Dhoni s captaincy, India won all three ICC trophies and also went on to become world No. 1 in Test cricket in 2010. Dhoni began his career with a win in ICC World T20 2007 in South Africa, and became the first captain in history to win a 50-over World Cup playing at home in 2011.

Dhoni is the only captain in the history of the sport to have won all three ICC trophies. In 2013, he led India to a thrilling win in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in England, beating the hosts. Dhoni captained India in 60 Tests, 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is. He is also the first cricketer to have captained a team in more than 50 matches in T20Is. Following Dhoni s exit as the leader, Kohli is likely to be appointed as his successor. Kohli made his debut under Dhoni and an emotional message was on the cards.

 

The 35-year-old Dhoni will continue to remain available for selection as a wicketkeeper-batsman, and there are no doubts that he remains the best in the business as far as limited-overs cricket is concerned. Dhoni had retired from Tests in 2014 during India s tour of Australia, following which Kohli took over.