Virat Kohli has opened up that MS Dhoni was the only person who reached out to me with genuine concern during my tough times.
Virat Kohli participated in the first episode of RCB’s season 2 podcast. In it he talked about his closeness with Dhoni.
Virat Kohli said: I have faced a strange phase in my cricketing journey. Anushka has always been a source of strength for me during this period. He is watching me closely. He knows the situation I am facing. Apart from Anushka, my family, my coach, MS Dhoni is the only person who has been faithful to me and supported me.
Dhoni can’t be contacted so soon. If he calls the phone 99 percent he won’t pick it up. Because he rarely looks at his phone. Once he sent me a text message. In it, he mentioned, “Even when you are strong. When you are known by others as strong, everyone forgets to ask you how you are.”
Dhoni’s message comforted me. Because I have always been known by everyone as brave, confident, strong, emotionally strong and able to face any situation. But sometimes in life it is necessary for anyone to take two steps back and take a look at ourselves. It doesn’t slip. I felt it that day.
Many times players who have been strong for a long time here don’t get a chance to show their current status. That’s why I am sharing what Dhoni told me here with everyone. He understands the situation I am facing because he himself has faced that situation in the past. It is because of that experience that he understands my situation and is kind to me. Virat Kohli has said this.