Dhoni calls for review before Captain Kohli, gets it right

Before the match, Kohli had appreciated Dhoni and had repeatedly said that he would be making decisions but Dhoni's suggestions would be paramount.

Dhoni calls for review before Captain Kohli, gets it right

You can take Mahendra Singh Dhoni from Captaincy, but you cannot take Captaincy out of him, has been rightly said. It has been proven right time and again, but this time in the first match of Dhoni not leading the team.

It was the first game for Virat Kohli, who has now taken over captaincy reins from Dhoni of the limited-overs side. On the first day of India vs England, Captain Kohli, 28, scored his 27th ton to help the Men in Blue chase down a mammoth England total.


Interestingly, all the eyes were on Dhoni-Kohli dynamics on the field, especially since the wicketkeeper-batsman was playing a regular member of the team for the first time after a long time.

While England piled on the runs, Kohli consulted his predecessor on multiple occasions. Dhoni too helped set the field and get all the angles right through the course of the match. However, the best moment which bowled over every cricket lover's eyes was when the Indians appealed for Eoin Morgan's wicket off Hardik Pandya's bowling.

The left-hander appeared to have edged the ball to Dhoni, but the umpire was unmoved despite frantic appeals from the fielding side. The reaction from the umpire prompted Dhoni to signal for a review almost immediately, even before captain Kohli. Ultimately, it was the skipper who had to officially ask the umpire to go upstairs. And Dhoni was proven right.


Before the match, Kohli had appreciated Dhoni and had repeatedly said that he would be making decisions but Dhoni's suggestions would be paramount.

However, on a personal front in the match, Dhoni scored just six runs to add to his one catch and a stumping.

India went 1-0 up in the series after successfully chasing the 351-run target. Kohli and Kedar Jadhav were the star performers, stitching together a 200-run stand for the fifth wicket.