Virat Kohli, the former Indian captain, has opened up on his time struggling mentally after the fiasco with BCCI that happened last year. India and Pakistan played their second encounter in the ongoing Asia Cup, this Sunday. Pakistan emerged victorious in the high voltage final-over cricketing drama. Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Nawaz guarded the 3rd Wicket well and allowed Pakistan to defeat India in the final over of their innings.
In the post-match press conference, Virat revealed his post-retirement period from his test captainship. He made shocking revelations in the post-match press conference after India’s loss to Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium.
Speaking to the media, Kohli said that he received calls from no one except MS Dhoni after he relinquished the Test captaincy earlier this year. Earlier in the day, Kohli had slammed 60 runs off 44 balls, but couldn’t help his team win over arch-rivals Pakistan.
“Only MS Dhoni Called Me”: Virat Kohli
Addressing the media, Kohli didn’t hold himself back for one single bit. Virat Kohli said, “When I left my test captaincy, only Dhoni called me, nobody else did, even though many had my number,”.
Hinting toward the trollers, He further added, “There is a certain amount of respect and connection you have with someone and if it is genuine it shows. It also shows there is security in the relationship – if I want to suggest something to somebody, I will reach out to them personally and tell them what I think and what needs to be done, rather than publically going and speaking about it.”.
Earlier Kohli (60) gave glimpses of his vintage self by playing one of his most sublime knocks in recent times to take India to a more than respectable total. Thanks to Kohli and his positive approach, Pant got breathing space before he unchained himself with a pull-off Hasnain. But sadly Pant couldn’t manage to convert the start he got and got dismissed by Shadab Khan after scoring 14 runs off 12 balls.
There was another cover drive off Naseem as the former skipper repeatedly came down the track to disturb the rhythm of the bowlers even as he lost partners at the other end. Kohli’s 50 came off 36 balls when Hasnain was deposited into the mid-wicket stands.
India will be up against Sri Lanka on 6th September and will look forward to regaining the lost momentum against Sri Lanka.