Kohli on Dhoni: ‘You will always be our captain’

The current Indian captain spoke warmly of his predecessor on the occasion of the latter’s 300th One-Day International.

Virat Kohli and M. S. Dhoni chat on the field during the ongoing ODI series in Sri Lanka.   -  PTI

“You will always be our captain,” is what an emotional Virat Kohli told M. S. Dhoni after presenting a specially designed silver bat on the occasion of the latter’s 300th One-Day International.

M. S. Dhoni - unbeaten on 49, unbeaten 73 times

Dhoni, who hit an unbeaten 49 off 42 in India’s 375 for five in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, was felicitated on the ground in the presence of the entire Indian team. “What do I say? 90 percent of us started our career under you. It is an honour to give this memento to you. And you will always remain our captain,” said the current Indian captain drawing a loud applause from his team-mates.

Dhoni is the sixth Indian to get to 300 ODIs, the others being Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh.