Virat Kohli has never shied away from the fact that MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain has played a crucial role throughout the years in his career. Dhoni has acted as a mentor when Kohli first broke into the Indian team and still continues to do so, now that Kohli is in the early stages of his captaincy career. Some media houses have speculated that there have been some strains between the two, but Kohli has now brushed away these rumors.
Speaking with Gaurav Kapur for his show Breakfast with Champions, Kohli said, “Our friendship has grown over the years immensely. There have been times when people tried to poke controversies in between but neither does he read any of those things and neither do I. Hence, when we go out together, people can see us gelling well and there’s nothing between us.”
Kohli then elaborated upon his understanding with Dhoni, saying, “MS and I have a great understanding. For example, if we’re running between the wickets and he says two, I simply close my eyes and run. Because I’m so sure of his judgment, I know that I’ll make it.”
Kohli finally concluded that he took it as a blessing that he had Dhoni in his corner so far in his career. He said, “I don’t think I’ve come across a better cricketing brain just in terms of planning; knowing what’s happening in the game and can be done… Sometimes I like to follow my own instinct as well but if I ask him something eight or nine times out of 10, he tells you things that always work. So it’s a blessing to have him.”