The two pillars of the Indian cricket team in the modern generation of cricket, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have achieved many accolades for the team in the last couple of years.
Under the Tutelage of both, team India always prospered as a team, and both of them were also the craftsman of the new young Indian team, who has got the passion and commitment towards the game.
In this playing days, both of them were also heavily linked in many match-winning run chases for the team, and the Indian fans were also delighted to watch them batting together for the team.
In this article, we will revisit the top three partnerships between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli in International cricket.
1. India Vs Australia in 2016 T20 World cup:
Over the years, in modern-day cricket the rivalry between team India and Australia has reached to a new level, in the 2016 World cup, the match between India and Australia was staged like a Quarter Final, the Visiting team Australia had 2011 world cup revenge on their mind and in the first innings, the Australian team puts a target of 160 runs for the host country.
On the other hand team, India was reeling at 94 for four wickets after the end of 14 overs and at that point of time Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on the crease, in that match, Kohli took the charge and played an unforgettable inning for the team and team India won the match with five balls to spare.
Kohli ended up 82 runs to his account and arguably one of the best innings of his for the team.
2. Bangladesh Vs India in 2011 Tri-nation Tournament:
In the Tri-nation tournament the Indian team played the penultimate game against Bangladesh and for team India it was just an ordinary game to win to keep up the momentum before the final against Sri Lanka but for the host country, their pride was at stake for this encounter.
Bangladesh batted first in that match and Shakib Al Hasan is the only Bangladeshi batsman who scored a fighting 85 runs for his team and helps to put a decent score to fight against India, though the Bangladeshi bowling attack was not that potent on that day and team India cruised home easily in that match.
The Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined Virat Kohli on the pitch when team India was down 133 for 3 and then they both build a partnership of 68 runs for the team, the scoring was equally shared by both of the batsmen on that day, MS Dhoni contributed 32 runs in that partnership and Virat Kohli was unbeaten in that game and scored 102 runs in just 95 balls.
3. India vs New Zealand 2016, 5 match ODI series:
In 2016 New Zealand team faced a huge defeat in the Test Series against team India and they were ready to bounce back in the One day International series against team India, after their poor performance in the first two ODI matches they visitors came back sharply and won the next two One day International matches in Delhi and in Ranchi and level the series with 2 games apiece.
In that match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bat first and, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli gave a great start to the Indian team and, after the few wickets fall, Dhoni decided to walk out at the No.4 spot and in that match, Dhoni and Virat contributed a 71 run partnership and on the basis of the partnership team, India managed to reach 269 runs against the Kiwis.
In that final match, Indian bowlers also put a brilliant performance and bundle out them in just 79 runs and team India won the series by 3-2.