Kohli recalls game when Dhoni made him 'run like in a fitness test'

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Virat Kohli celebrates the Indian win over Australia as M S Dhoni looks on. Twitter
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New Delhi: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday recalled the 2016 World T20 clash against Australia when M S Dhoni made him "run like in a fitness test".

"A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test," Kohli tweeted the image of the epic game played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali where he is seen celebrating the victory while being on his knees while Dhoni is walking towards him.

Kohli was referring to the virtual quarterfinal between India and Australia played on March 27, 2016, which the Men in Blue won by six wickets to  proceed to the semifinals.

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 their run chase of 161, India were 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 in 14 overs 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, were defeated by the eventual champions, West Indies in the semifinals.

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