The picture showed him on his knees, as he celebrated after Dhoni hit the winning runs in the group game against Australia.
The caption read, "A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test @msdhoni."
Twitter, however, began to read between the lines as soon as the tweet was posted, and so began speculations over the inevitable - MS Dhoni's retirement.
Dhoni's retirement has been subject to significant reportage and speculations ever since the end of the 2019 World Cup. It was earlier reported that Dhoni would hang up his boots after the global tournament, but there has been no official word from the wicketkeeper-batsman over his future yet.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli's tweet:
MS Dhoni announced retirement I guess personally to Kohli on phone.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 12, 2019
Don't think MS Dhoni will return to international cricket and we may not see him play for India again. Will be disappointing for fans but not shocking since the Dhoni we know hardly runs for glare and limelight , even in retirement , I expect him to smile and wrap things up.— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) September 12, 2019
Looks out of no where Kohli remembering a certain match where dhoni was playing along with him. Today is no special an occasion or a reason to bring it up. Very surprising? Wonder if the time is near OR is it a different way to build up the hype around retirement #MSD— Arjun Mody 🇮🇳 (@arjunmody01) September 12, 2019
Some even decided that Dhoni will announce his retirement today itself.
But, don't worry. Because until it's official..