Kohli on his tweet that led to Dhoni's retirement rumors
On Thursday, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli had tweeted a photo recalling a memorable partnership with veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. This led to a speculation with reports claiming MSD was set to announce his retirement. However, none of it happened as selector MSK Prasad quashed the rumor. Kohli has opened up on his tweet and shared his views. Here's more.
The tweet that paved way for rumors
Why Kohli had shared the tweet?
The tweet by Kohli was to cherish the partnership he shared with Dhoni during the must-win encounter against Australia during the 2016 World T20 in Mohali. Kohli scored an unbeaten 82 on that night but his running between the wickets with Dhoni (18 not out) was a treat to watch for everyone. It is also regarded as one of Kohli's best T20I innings.
Kohli remembers the game every now and then
"Like what did I write. I remember that game even now, every now and then. I never spoke about that game and so I thought I put up a post. Now people interpreted it in a different manner," said Kohli.
I had nothing in my mind: Kohli on his tweet
Ahead of India's first T20I against South Africa on Sunday, Kohli was asked what went on his mind while he shared the tweet. He responded by saying, "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, says Kohli
Kohli stated that it was a lesson for him to see a tweet gain so much speculation. "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."