In a valedictory message, Kohli said that what Dhoni has "done for the country will always remain in everyone's heart, but the mutual respect and warmth" he's received from the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman "will always stay" his.
Every cricketer has to end his journey one day, but still when someone you've gotten to know so closely announces that decision, you feel the emotion much more. What you've done for the country will always remain in everyone's heart...... pic.twitter.com/0CuwjwGiiS— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2020
but the mutual respect and warmth I've received from you will always stay in mine. The world has seen achievements, I've seen the person. Thanks for everything skip. I tip my hat to you ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ®ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ³ @msdhoni— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2020
In his emotional tweet, Kohli once again reiterated that Dhoni will remain his skipper.
It's worth mentioning that when Dhoni resigned from all forms cricket in 2017, Kohli tweeted: "Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You'll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai".
Thanks for always being the leader a youngster wants to have around him. You'll always be my captain @msdhoni Bhai ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 6, 2017
Dhoni, 39, announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15). But he will continue to play for Chennai Super Kings in the India Premier League.
Dhoni remains India's most successful captain. Under his leadership, India have won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC ODI World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and also reached the top of the Test rankings in 2009.