The 30-year-old remembered 2016 T20 World Cup match against Australia and said that Dhoni made him run like in fitness test. (@imVkohli)
The 30-year-old remembered 2016 T20 World Cup match against Australia and said that Dhoni made him run like in fitness test. (@imVkohli)

With Dhoni picture tweet sparking rumours, Virat Kohli learns a social media lesson

  • For Virat Kohli, the T20 International against Australia was one match he has not really talked about much in last three years unlike his other knocks
  • The 30-year-old remembered 2016 T20 World Cup match against Australia and said that Dhoni made him run like in fitness test


Social media can be harsh to people and Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli had one such experience recently. Virat Kohli who is leading the team against South Africa had tweeted a picture on Thursday. The picture was of him sitting on his hunches after beating Australia in aT20 game in 2016.

Virat Kohli who scored 82 runs in that match had tweeted "A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test,"


However as soon as the India Captain tweeted the picture social media went abuzz with MS Dhoni may soon announce his retirement. It was for the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad to come out and termed it as a "false news".

On Saturday, when Kohli was asked what was on his mind when he tweeted, the smiling skipper replied: "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," the skipper said.

For him, the T20 International against Australia was one match he has not really talked about much in last three years unlike his other knocks.

"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 in which there was not even an iota of truth," said a disappointed Virat Kohli

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