India’s T20 WC Team – MS Dhoni Appointed Mentor to Virat Kohli’s Team India in UAE for ICC T20 World Cup – Former India captain MS Dhoni will be Team India’s mentor for the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE. The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the team on Wednesday. MS Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
Dhoni has been captaining the IPL team Chennai Super Kings since 2008 and was the captain of the Indian cricket team which won the inaugral 2007 T20 World Cup.
“Spoke to Dhoni when I was in Dubai. Agreed to be a mentor for T20 World Cup only. Captain, vice-captain and the head coach were consulted and which is why Dhoni is on board” – declared BCCI Sec Jay Shah.
India’s T20 WC Team: MS Dhoni to mentor Virat Kohli’s Team India in UAE for ICC T20 World Cup
India’s T20 WC Team – MS Dhoni Appointed Mentor: “Former India Captain M S Dhoni to mentor the team for the T20 World Cup,” announced BCCI secretary Jay Shah in a press conference to unveil the squad for the event scheduled to start October 17 in the UAE and
“(I) spoke to him in Dubai. He agreed to be a mentor for WT20 only and I discussed it with my colleagues and all are on the same page. I spoke to captain (Virat Kohli) and vice-captain (Rohit Sharma) and everyone agreed,” he added.
The 40-year-old Dhoni retired from international cricket last year having played his last game in the 2019 World Cup semi-final. It is believed that he has brought for his experience in devising white-ball strategy and also knowing how to win crucial ICC
tournaments which have not been the case with his successor.
One of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket, the enigmatic wicketkeeper-batsman led India to two world titles — the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup in India.
Team India’s squad for the T20 World Cup
Squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
Mohd Shami. Standbys: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar