India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday recalled the 2016 World T20 clash against Australia when MS Dhoni made him “run like in a fitness test”.
The match was a virtual quarter-final match between India and Australia in World T20 played on March 27, 2016 which the Men in Blue won by six wickets and proceeded to the semi-final.
Kohli was the star of the match, as he stuck at one end and scored an unbeaten 82 off just 51 deliveries to help India register a famous win.
In its run chase of 161, India was struggling to keep up with the required run rate and had lost three wickets for 49 runs in 7.4 overs. Yuvraj Singh was struggling to run between the wickets. However, Kohli built his innings running quick singles and doubles and Yuvraj was almost hobbling between the wickets. Yuvraj got out in the 14th over with India at 94, and then Dhoni, who is counted among one of the best runners between the wickets in world cricket, came to the crease.
The duo shared an unbeaten 67-run stand for the fifth wicket and took India across the line.
India, however, failed to lift the trophy as it was defeated by the eventual champion, West Indies in the semi-final.