3 players Virat Kohli backed but MS Dhoni didn’t

3 players Virat Kohli backed but MS Dhoni didn’t

3 players Virat Kohli backed but MS Dhoni didn’t (Pic Source: Twitter)

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are two greatest Indian players of the modern era. While Dhoni led the Indian team for almost a decade, Kohli took over the mantle from him and has been leading the side for the last few years. Both their captaincy styles are completely different.

MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket while Virat Kohli to continue to lead The after MS Dhoni’s left he captaincy. During their captaincy, Some players Virat Kohli backed but MS Dhoni didn’t back.

1. Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav made his International debut in 2017. However, since then he hasn’t looked back. There after he made his ODI debut and he has had the complete backing of Virat Kohli who took over the captaincy across all formats in 2017. Hence, in just over two years, Kuldeep Yadav has turned into India’s premier white-ball bowler and has also been in and around the Test team. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzi Chahal have become the pillars of Indian spin bowling in the last three years.

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2. Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav made his International debut in 2011, in the captaincy of MS Dhoni. He played only 13 matches in MS Dhoni’s captaincy. But when Virat Kohli became the captain of Indian Cricket team. There after Umesh Yadav was playing regularly in the test cricket and makes an impact in the test cricket. At home, he has been one of India’s first-choice pacers. He played 12 out of the 13 Test matches India played in the 2016-17 home season and did really well.

3. KL Rahul

Rahul made his International debut during the India tour of Australia in 2014/15. He made his debut during the 3rd test of the series eventually this was MS Dhoni’s last test. Rahul didn’t score too much runs in the match but in the next match he scored a brilliant century. Despite Rahul’s inconsistency and failures in Test cricket in the recent past, he has continued to enjoy Kohli’s confidence and held his spot.

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