Cricket

Virat Kohli says he has 'learnt his lesson' after his tweet sparked rumours of MS Dhoni's retirement

  • Press Trust of India
  • September 14th, 2019
  • 16:15:19 IST

Dharamsala: India captain Virat Kohli has learnt "his lesson" the hard way after an innocuous tweet of his sparked rumours of MS Dhoni's international retirement in a social media frenzy.

On Thursday, Kohli had tweeted a picture of him sitting on his hunches after beating Australia in a league game of the 2016 World T20 in Mohali. Kohli had scored 82 not out on that night but his running between the wickets with Dhoni (18 not out) was a treat to watch for everyone.

"A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test," Kohli had tweeted.

It led to rumour mills going overdrive till chairman of selectors MSK Prasad termed it as "false news".

On Saturday, when Kohli was asked what was on his mind when he tweeted, the smiling skipper replied: "Mere zehen mein kuch naahi thaa yaar (I had nothing in my mind). I was sitting at home and I normally put out a photograph and it became a news item."

Social media can be a different beast for celebrities and Kohli once again got a bitter taste of it.

"I think it was a lesson for me, that the way I think, the whole world does not think that way. There was nothing in the farthest stretch of my imagination (that it could be taken as retirement tribute) while putting that picture out on social media," the skipper said.

For him, the T20I against Australia was one match he has not really talked about much in the last three years, unlike his other knocks.

"Like what did I write. I remember that game even now, every now and then. I never spoke about that game and so I thought I'll put up a post. Now people interpreted it in a different manner in which there was not even an iota of truth," said the disappointed skipper.

Updated Date: September 14, 2019 16:15:19 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more
First Cricket News

IPL on Pod: Discussing crazy night of Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik leaving KKR's captaincy, predicting playoff teams and more

In the fourth episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Anish Anand, Shubham Pandey, and Ujwal Singh discuss the crazy night when two matches had three Super Overs, Dinesh Karthik's decision to handover captaincy to Eoin Morgan, predict playoff candidates, and more.

IPL on Pod: Discussing MS Dhoni and CSK's struggles, Virat Kohli's return to form, Mumbai's winning run and more
First Cricket News

IPL on Pod: Discussing MS Dhoni and CSK's struggles, Virat Kohli's return to form, Mumbai's winning run and more

This week's edition of IPL on Pod largely focuses on Chennai Super Kings' unimpressive form at the half-way stage. Talking points also include Virat Kohli, Rashid Khan, Kings XI Punjab and other key moments from the third week.

Virat Kohli and Co allowed to train in Sydney during quarantine after deal between government and CA
First Cricket News

Virat Kohli and Co allowed to train in Sydney during quarantine after deal between government and CA

The Indian team was initially supposed to land in Brisbane but the Queensland state health authorities did not relax their 14-day quarantine rule to allow Virat Kohli and Co to train during that period.