WATCH: Virat Kohli clarifies tweet on MS Dhoni which sparked rumours about Dhoni’s retirement

Dixit Bhargav
|Published September 14, 2019

Virat Kohli clarifies tweet on MS Dhoni: The Indian captain’s tweet had become a national news within no time on Thursday.

India captain Virat Kohli has asserted that people should not pass opinion about former captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket. Unperturbed with Dhoni’s age, Kohli didn’t consider it a reason to question his potential.

“Experience is always going to matter whether you like it or not. Many players have proven in the past that age is just a number and even [MS] Dhoni has done that a lot in his career.

“One thing great about him is that he thinks for Indian cricket. When to stop playing cricket, is completely an individual decision. No one should give opinions regarding the matter,” Kohli was quoted as saying during the pre-series press conference in Dharamsala.

Virat Kohli clarifies tweet on MS Dhoni

As recent as the day before yesterday, Kohli’s tweet on Dhoni was misunderstood by netizens. There were unofficial reports of Dhoni calling it a day from international cricket the same evening. Being asked about the same, Kohli gave a detailed explanation and admitted learning a lesson regarding posting any such tweet in the future.

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Mere zehen mein kuch naahi thaa yaar (I had nothing in my mind). I was sitting at home and I normally put out a photograph and it became a news item.

“I think it was a lesson for me, that the way I think, the whole world does not think that way. There was nothing in farthest stretch of my imagination [that it could be taken as retirement tribute] while putting that picture out on social media,” Kohli was quoted as saying.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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