It was a sensational statement when Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave up his captaincy from the limited overs as well and this decision is going to leave a great impact on the team.
And on that the India international and Indian test captain Virat Kohli has paid glowing tributes to his predecessor and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being an inspirational leader and terming him "captain forever".
On Friday the global cricket superstar Virat Kohli, who is currently leading the Indian test team and is all set to take over as the Indian captain across all formats took social media to express his feelings about the captain, who gave his nation India everything that he could give and under whom he has played all along in the limited-overs format since making his debut back in 2008.
As Virat took twitter to express his feelings toward the 35-year-old MS Dhoni,
Virat Tweeted, "Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You'll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai,"
Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You'll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai 😊😊— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 6, 2017
Not only Kohli, but the cricketers across the globe including the legend like of Michael Clarke, Michael Vaughan, Shahid Afridi and Zaheer Abbas have all spoken highly about the impact that MS Dhoni had on Indian cricket during his tenure as captain over the better part of this decade.
And the Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad and the former India international and current A team coach Rahul Dravid, who is also known as the Wall of Indian cricket has also termed the timing, as perfect with Kohli getting two and half years going into the 2019 World Cup in England.
Even though the 35-year-old India’s all time best captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have stepped down from the limited-overs captaincy of Team India, but he will continue to be an important part of the one-day and T20 set-up in the days to come.