Indian legend MS Dhoni shared a heartwarming hug with former teammate and RCB star Virat Kohli ahead of the IPL 2022 season opener in Mumbai.
Watch: ‘Legends’ MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli meet during practice ahead of IPL 2022 (Courtesy BCCI)
- MS Dhoni caught up with Virat Kohli during a training session
- Both Kohli and Dhoni have relinquished the captaincy of their franchises
- Both former IPL captains will play under a different player in the season
The legendary duo of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli met during a training session at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on the eve of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season opener between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore star batter Kohli was seen in video approaching ex-CSK captain Dhoni before giving him a long hug. RCB’s official social media account also posted pictures of Dhoni and Kohli’s meeting with the caption: “Just a few LEGENDS catching up in training.”
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 25, 2022
Virat Kohli, who idolizes his former captain MS Dhoni, has shared many memorable moments with the world champion skipper. Kohli and Dhoni always had time to chat before or after IPL games in which they directed their respective franchises.
— CSK Fan Army (@CSKFansArmy) March 25, 2022
Notably, IPL 2021 marks the last time both Kohli and Dhoni remained captains in the moneyed league, which had capitalized on the star power of the country’s two cricket icons. Kohli gave up his captaincy at Royal Challengers Bangalore at the end of last season. Faf du Plessis has been named as Kohli’s successor for IPL 2022, while MS Dhoni handed the captaincy role of CSK to his teammate Ravindra Jadeja.
CSK and RCB have been placed in Virtual Group B and will face each other twice in the league stage. Their first game together will be on April 12th at DY Patil Stadium and they will face off on May 4th at MCA Stadium in Pune. The final of the IPL 2022 is scheduled to be held on May 29th.