Virat Kohli, who is expected to don the hat of captaincy in the limited overs format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down from the job, took to twitter and paid an emotional tribute to his former skipper for the contributions he did for the Indian cricket team.
Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You’ll always be my captain MS Dhoni bhai tweeted Virat Kohli.
Dhoni shocked the cricketing circles on Wednesday, with his announcement of quitting the captaincy from limited overs cricket with immediate effect.
Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You’ll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 6, 2017
However, Dhoni will continue to play limited overs cricket, as he said that he is available for selection for the upcoming ODI and T20 series against England.
After leading India for more than nine years, Dhoni will go down as the finest captain cricket has ever seen. Not only did he win that T20 World Cup, he led India to World Cup win in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and even the number one ranking in Tests.