Why MS Dhoni Roped in as Mentor For T20 World Cup?, Revealed

MS Dhoni Indian former skipper
MS Dhoni Indian former skipper

MS Dhoni Mentor’s India – Everyone including many cricket icons was stunned on hearing the announcement of the Indian T20 World Cup squad not for the team but for the single name that was included in the tail of the list.

MS Dhoni name has been included in the T20 world cup not as a player but as a mentor for the Virat Kohli-led Indian team.

Many including Virat and Rohit Sharma have reached a noble place under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. He is the only captain to claim all three ICC trophies for Team India. Notably, India fails to lift any major ICC trophies once after 2013.

Virat Kohli registered his 15th T20I half-century against Australia in ICC World Twenty20 2016
Virat Kohli registered his 15th T20I half-century against Australia in ICC World Twenty20 2016

BCCI appoints MS Dhoni as Mentor

BCCI announced the squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 where MS Dhoni’s name comes as a surprise.

Without any doubt MS Dhoni is the master of strategies when it comes to winning a match under pressure situations.

Now, according to a report, the BCCI has brought in Dhoni to help the team strategize better.  “MS has come as a mentor because his mere presence in the dugout will help the team strategize better. When you have such resources at your disposal, why not use them at the opportune moment,” The Times of India quoted BCCI sources as saying.

And the fact that he will already be in UAE playing in IPL 2021, makes the decision quite convenient too.

Ajay Jadeja View

However, the call hasn’t been met with universal acceptance. Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja was surprised why the team needed a mentor at this stage.

Ajay Jadeja
Ajay Jadeja

“I am surprised,” Jadeja said on Sony Sports. “There is no fan bigger than me of MS Dhoni. I believe MS Dhoni was the first captain who made the next captain before leaving or they used to always keep changing whenever they wanted.”

“When you made and left and that player has taken that team to a different level, there is a coach who has taken the team to World No.1, what happened overnight that a mentor was required? That thinking is surprising me a little,” he added.

T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to kick start from October 17, with the Super 12 league matches on October 23, 2021. The finals of the tournament are set to play on November 14 in Dubai.