Virat Kohli Says 'lesson Learnt' After His Tweet Sparked Speculations

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Virat Kohli clarified on the tweet which had sparked a lot of speculations about MS Dhoni’s retirement, in a news briefing ahead of South Africa series.

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:

Indian Captain Virat Kohli addressed a press conference on Saturday, ahead of the first T20 match against South Africa. Virat Kohli gave a clarification on his tweet which had sparked a lot of speculations about MS Dhoni’s retirement. Kohli shared a picture of him with MS Dhoni in a chase dating back to 2016. 

Kohli's clarification on the tweet

Kohli said, “I have learnt my lesson that my tweets won't be perceived the way I put them out. I had nothing in my mind and I just uploaded the image sitting at home. I did not even think about it and as I mentioned in the tweet that it was just a really special night for me. I still remember that game and I had not spoken about it so I thought about posting it but the people misunderstood it and it is not true at all.”

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Virat Kohli on Thursday shared a photo from India's famous win over Australia in the 2016 World T20, in which he can be seen with then captain MS Dhoni. 'A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test', wrote Virat Kohli on the micro-blogging website.

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About the match-winning partnership

The picture reminds Virat Kohli kneeling on the ground, exhausted as MS Dhoni scores the winning runs with a typical 'MSD finish', a boundary. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni put up a fifth-wicket partnership of 50 runs which came off 26 balls but it involved an incredible running between the wickets by the batsmen. MS Dhoni had pushed Virat Kohli to get a run or convert it into a double. As a result, at the end of the successful run-chase that saw India go on to the finals, Virat Kohli was kneeling on the ground, exhausted, as MS Dhoni hit the winning runs and watched on as the ball sailed to the boundary.

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