Asia Cup 2022: No one except MS Dhoni messaged me after I quit Test captaincy, says Virat Kohli
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli appears to be in excellent form here in the Asia Cup. While this has been long and tough phase for him, he declared that he found genuine support only from former India captain MS Dhoni.
“I’ll tell you one thing. When I quit Test captaincy, only one person who I played with messaged me. That is MS Dhoni. A lot of people have my number. People give suggestions on TV. People have a lot to say. But all those who had my number didn’t message,” Kohli made the revelation after the match against Pakistan here on Sunday.
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He claimed that during the previous eight months, the sense of security between him and Dhoni stood out. “When you have respect for someone and that’s genuine, then it looks like that because there is a sense of security on both sides. Neither does he need anything from me nor do I need anything from him. I was never insecure of him neither was he,” Kohli added with a straight face.
This phase has also helped him to see through people. “Somehow, I live my life with honesty and I can see through these things. I won’t say these things don’t bother me, but you see the truth. When you play for this long with honesty, the almighty rewards you. As long as I am worthy of playing, I’ll play this way.”
A lot of experts in the media have supported Kohli, but he believes that matters little. “I will only say one thing. If I want to say something about anyone, I will say it individually. If you really want to help. And if you give those suggestions in front of the world, that has no value. If that is supposed to help me, you should talk one-on-one. Also if he genuinely wants me to do well,” he stated.