“You will always be our captain,” is what an emotional Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli told former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni before presenting a specially designed silver bat to the legend from Jharkhand on completing 300 one-day internationals on Thursday.
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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.
Kohli’s short speech touched everyone’s hearts.
“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 Kohli drawing a loud applause from his teammates.
Dhoni is the sixth Indian to get to 300 ODIs and others are Sachin Tendulkar (463), Rahul Dravid (344), Mohammad Azharuddin (334), Sourav Ganguly (311) and Yuvraj Singh (304).