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The only person to contact me after I stepped down as Test captain was MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli said

When the game, Kohli gave a news conference in which he stated that only MS Dhoni texted him after he stepped down as captain of the Test team in January of this year. Dhoni was the only one.

Virat Kohli’s form was a topic of much discussion in the days leading up to the Asia Cup; however, it appears that the former captain’s one-month break did him some good, as he is currently competing in the ongoing sub-continental competition in top form.

The right-handed batter has scored 154 runs over his first three matches, with his highest score being 60 runs, which he achieved during the Super 4 stage match against Pakistan on Sunday. His average score is 30. After a nail-biting loss in which they were defeated by five wickets, Team India will now compete against Sri Lanka on Tuesday at the same location in this competition.

When the game, Kohli gave a news conference in which he stated that only MS Dhoni texted him after he stepped down as captain of the Test team in January of this year. Dhoni was the only one. In addition, he shed light on how he perceives things, and how he believes that advice are best offered in a one-on-one setting as opposed to in front of the entire globe.

“When I stepped down as captain of the Test team, I was the only one to get a note, and it was from someone I had previously competed against. That individual is MS Dhoni; no one else messaged me about this matter. My phone number is known to a large number of people, and I frequently receive advice from viewers when I’m watching television.

The only person that texted me was MS Dhoni; although numerous people have my phone, none of them have messaged me. When you have a true respect and connection with another person, you are able to recognise it because there is a sense of safety on both ends “remarked Kohli during an interview following the completion of the match.

“Both myself and he do not desire anything from the other person, so there is no need to worry about that. I never felt insecure because of him, and he never felt insecure because of me. Simply put, if I have something to say to somebody, it will be done so in a private conversation with that person. Even if you are hoping to be of assistance.

If you wish to make a recommendation to me in front of the TV or in front of the whole globe, it will not be taken seriously by me in any way. You and I may have a one-on-one conversation, and I will always give you my honest opinion. You see, it’s not like I don’t care, but the way things are presented to you is how they are. You have everything that God offers you, and only God can help you achieve success; it is entirely in his control “Additionally, he added.

After the World Cup, Kohli stepped down as captain of the Twenty20 team. Later that same year, he was dismissed from his position as captain of the One-Day International team because the selectors wanted to keep the same captain for all white-ball competitions. Following a loss in the series against South Africa, Kohli decided to step down as captain of the Test team.

In reference to the game that took place against Pakistan, Arshdeep Singh was the one who was responsible for dropping a key catch in the 18th over of the innings. This ultimately proved to be the deciding factor in the game.

When asked about this particular occurrence, Kohli stated: “Due to the precarious nature of the circumstance, the error might have been made by anyone. It was a high-stakes game, and as a result, mistakes were possible. I can still vividly recall the time when I was competing in the Champions Trophy for the first time. The match was against Pakistan, and I had just hit a particularly poor stroke against Shahid Afridi.

I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t stop staring at the ceiling till 5 in the morning, and I believed my professional life was ended, but these things are natural. I’d want to give the credit for the positive atmosphere that now exists on the squad to both the captain and the coach. Senior players, please surround you. The players improve as a result of their errors. One must therefore admit that he made a mistake, make up for it, and look forward to being put in a similarly stressful circumstance once more.”

Talking about Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav, the former skipper said: “Both Hardik and Suryakumar Yadav have been excellent. The entire extent of Hardik’s talent has been realised. Because of the IPL that took place this time around, he has developed into a completely different person who is extremely responsible and very aware of his abilities.

That is the change that I see; he is working as hard as I have ever seen him work, and he is finally realising what he is capable of doing as an all-rounder. To continue playing at this level while also regaining full bowling fitness will be a significant aspect. And Suryakumar, I do not believe there are very many players in the world of cricket who are capable of playing like that; once he gets going, he has the ability to take control of the game.”

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