Former captain MS Dhoni will be back withinside the Team India dugout — this time, as a mentor for the T20 World Cup.
Sources stated India’s choking in white-ball cricket in ICC tournaments under captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri is one of the key elements in the back of the selection.
The team has both fallen on the very last hurdle or did not make it to the very last hurdle of the Champions Trophy, and World T20 and 50-over World Cups.
Kohli hasn’t even led Royal Challengers Bangalore to an IPL title. Dhoni, who leads Chennai Super Kings, is a 3-time IPL-winning captain and has delivered domestically. He also has 3 ICC trophies — World T20, Champions Trophy and the World Cup.
BCCI looking for the win
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated the selection to name up the 40-year-old retired global and the country’s most-celebrated white-ball cricketer after he met Dhoni in Dubai, wherein IPL teams have begun training to finish the incomplete Covid-hit Season 14.
The BCCI is hopeful that Dhoni will assist Kohli crack the white-ball code“No one can guide this Indian team better than Dhoni. He has plenty of experience and the players trust him a lot. His presence in the dugout will help players and support staff. Jay (Shah) felt that Dhoni is the only person who can help the team during the T20 World Cup, so he dialled him,”a BCCI source stated.
Besides, with Shastri’s tenure finishing after the T20 World Cup, and the BCCI now no longer eager to resume his contract. Dhoni’s appointment could be vital to fill in temporary roles.