Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni shared a great camaraderie when they were out on the field together. While Dhoni was the captain during Kohli's initial years in international cricket, eventually Dhoni gave up Test cricket and the baton was passed to Virat. Later after Dhoni stepped down as the leader of the white-ball game, it was Virat who was handed the responsibility of leading the team across all the formats.
Ever since MSD had announced his retirement from international cricket though, Kohli has gone on record suggesting how he misses the legend on the field. While Dhoni is continuing to play in the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings, which happens to be Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore's rival franchise, the current India skipper could not help but put out an appreciation tweet for Dhoni.
His remark came after Dhoni scored 18 runs from 6 balls to take his side home to an IPL final. While Bangalore try and push for a place in the final against them, there was an absolute fanboy moment for RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who was watching and cheering for his former skipper.
Kohli's initial tweet read: "Anddddd the king is back. the greatest finisher in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight. @msdhoni."
However, he was quick to delete this tweet and he put out another one in which he corrected himself and added the word "ever" after greatest finisher.
Here is the tweet:
The tweet has in no time gone viral on the internet and has attracted over 374 k likes.
Talking about Dhoni's performance, while the CSK skipper wasn't in the best of touch, he came in ahead of an in-form Ravindra Jadeja. Although there could have been serious questions raised had he failed to do the job, he meant business and finished the chase for his side. He smacked the second ball he faced for a huge six over-deep midwicket. In the final over, he scored three consecutive boundaries to finish the job for his team, scoring an unbeaten 18 from 6 balls.
The win has taken CSK to their ninth IPL final while Delhi Capitals, who were on the losing end, will have another shot at the finals as they will play the winner of the eliminator between Kolkata and Bangalore in Qualifier 2.