The IPL fever has come to an end with MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings winning the IPL 2021 after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the finals which took place yesterday at Dubai International Stadium. This is the fourth time that the Chennai franchise has won the IPL trophy under the leadership of MS Dhoni and it was the 9th time that it played in the finals of the tournament.
Even though the IPL 2021 has ended, the craze of cricket is not going to lower down as the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is starting from tomorrow. The Indian team will play its first World Cup match on 24th October against its arch rival, Pakistan and cricket lovers of both the nations are eagerly waiting for the clash.
Recently, Star Sports posts a video on the micro-blogging site Twitter in which Virat Kohli remembers MS Dhoni during a virtual chat with Rishabh Pant and tells Pant that team India hasn’t found a wicket-keeper like MS Dhoni after he retired.
In the video, Virat tells Rishabh Pant that in T20s, sixes win matches and in response, Rishabh Pant says that Virat needs not worry as he (Pant) is practicing daily. At the same time, Pant doesn’t fail to remind Kohli that it was a wicketkeeper who made India win the ICC World Cup after hitting a six. Pant was referring to the 2011 ICC World Cup when in the finals, the skipper MS Dhoni smashed a six as a winning shot at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Virat agrees but at one fell swoop, he also mentions that the Indian squad hasn’t got a wicketkeeper like Mahi since then. In response, Pant says that he is India’s wicketkeeper and the captain replies that he has many wicketkeepers, let’s see who will play in the warm-up matches.
Here is the video:
Learn why in Part 1 of #SkipperCallingKeeper & stay tuned for Part 2!#LiveTheGame, ICC Men's #T20WorldCup 2021:#INDvENG | Oct 18, Broadcast: 7 PM, Match: 7.30 PM#INDvAUS | Oct 20, Broadcast: 3 PM, Match: 3.30 PM pic.twitter.com/SLYXUQj75g
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 14, 2021
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The Indian team has won the 2007 ICC World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni but unfortunately, the success couldn’t be repeated ever since. MS Dhoni has been appointed as the mentor of team India for the 2021 T20 World Cup which is being led by Virat Kohli.