The current Indian captain in Virat Kohli credited MS Dhoni for his current position in the team as the former world cup winning captain groomed the young and energetic Virat Kohli to become the next captain of the Indian cricket team.
The captain cool retired in the test match format in 2014 in the middle of the tour down under against the Australia and the ruthless Virat Kohli took over the legacy from Dhoni and helped India to reach the #1 rank from 7th position in the world. The #1 batsman became the full time captain of India in 2017 when MS Dhoni gave up the white ball captaincy as well.
Virat Kohli is the successful Indian captain in the test match arena and his win percentage is unmatched to those of the previous Indian captains and he is only 5 years into his job. The legendary batsman will hope to reach even great heights during his reign and the upcoming Australian series will be a huge test for Virat Kohli both as a captain as well the batsman and India were whitewashed in their recent tour to New Zealand which received a lots of backlash from the experts and fans.
Virat Kohli in his latest instagram session with Ravichandran Ashwin told that MS Dhoni helped him a lot in him becoming the Indian captain.
Becoming captain was not even in my wildest dreams. I was always in MS’s ears. He would deny a lot of things but discuss a lot also. I think he got a lot of confidence in me and a large part of me becoming captain has to do with him observing me over a long period of time
The run machine in Virat Kohli also added that MS Dhoni observed him for a long time before passing on his baton to him.
It can’t be that he goes to the selectors and just says, ‘Make this guy captain.’ He has to take responsibility to identify the person and then slowly see how the guy develops. I think he played a big role in that and that trust you have to build over the course of eight or nine years