‘You maintain your ex-captain actually near coronary heart’: Kohli opens up on equalling Dhoni’s captaincy file

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni

India skipper Virat Kohli has the prospect to surpass ex-captain MS Dhoni‘s captaincy file within the third Take a look at towards England, slated to start out from Wednesday on the newly-constructed Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.

With India’s complete series-levelling victory within the second Take a look at towards Chennai, Kohli has now equalled MS Dhoni’s file of most wins by an Indian captain at dwelling. 

Each Dhoni and Kohli are at present tied with 21 wins and the latter has an opportunity to clinch the highest spot within the subsequent two Exams. Dhoni and Kohli are at present sitting on the prime with 21 wins, adopted by Mohammad Azharuddin with 13 victories and Sourav Ganguly with 10.

  1. MS Dhoni – 21 wins
  2. Virat Kohli – 21 wins
  3. Mohammed Azharuddin – 13 wins
  4. Sourav Ganguly – 10 wins

Forward of the much-awaited pink-ball Take a look at, Kohli made it clear that such ‘fickle’ issues do not matter to him as a person.

“These are very fickle issues which in all probability look nice from the skin evaluating two people and that is one thing that folks on the skin like to do on a regular basis.

“However that actually would not matter to any of us to be very sincere as a result of the mutual respect and understanding and camaraderie that we’ve as teammates or together with your ex-captain is one thing that you just maintain actually near your coronary heart,” mentioned Kohli within the pre-match press convention.

India have to win the sequence 2-1 or Three-1 to qualify for the WTC last and a draw within the last sport will likely be sufficient if the hosts win the day-nighter in Ahmedabad.

“We’re not trying to win one and draw one we want to win each. For us, these are two video games of cricket and solely the one factor that we’re centered on. What it does afterwards is a dialog for later,” mentioned Kohli in response to a query on World Take a look at Championship.

(With PTI Inputs)

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