MS Dhoni hard to contact when on a holiday, says Virat Kohli

India recorded their first-ever ODI series whitewash on the foreign soil when they trounced Zimbabwe 5-0 in a bilateral cricket series. Virat Kohli said he has not been able to speak to Mahendra Singh Dhoni after Zimbabwe win since he is presently enjoying a break.

updated: August 07, 2013 17:11 IST
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New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Wednesday said the tips he picked up from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the West Indies proved beneficial for him while leading a young Indian team in Zimbabwe, where they inflicted a 5-0 series whitewash on the hosts.

Kohli had captained the Indian side in three One-dayers in the West Indies when Dhoni was sidelined after hurting his hamstring in the first match of the tri-nation series.

"He (Dhoni) is a guy who doesn't say much. But I keep talking to him about different situations and what I could do and how should I keep myself calm in pressure situations while captaining the side. It helped me chatting to him in the West Indies when he wasn't playing and I was captaining the side. All the tips he gave me really helped me," Kohli said when asked about Dhoni's influence on him as a leader.

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