New Delhi: Team India has been announced for the T20 World Cup on Wednesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) surprised everyone by appointing former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the mentor of India’s 15-member team. Under Dhoni’s leadership, Team India won the T20 World Cup in the year 2007 and the ICC ODI World title in 2011.
Dhoni got big responsibility
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said in a press conference to announce the squad for the T20 World Cup starting October 17 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said. Will be mentor.
He said, ‘I spoke to him in Dubai and he only agreed to mentor for the World Cup T20 and I discussed it with all my teammates and everyone agrees on it. I also spoke to the captain (Virat Kohli) and vice-captain (Rohit Sharma) about it and everyone agrees.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
took retirement last year
Dhoni had retired from the international cricketer last year and he last played for India in the 2019 World Cup semi-final. India was knocked out of the tournament after losing against New Zealand in this match.
It is believed that he has been appointed to help Team India in formulating a strategy for limited overs cricket. Looking at Dhoni’s experience and records, he seems to be the fittest in this role. Dhoni has the experience of winning big ICC tournaments and he can prove to be helpful in making an effective strategy for this.
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Indian captain Virat Kohli is currently not that experienced in terms of ICC tournaments. Under the leadership of wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni, one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket, India has won two World Cup titles – the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup held in India.
Dhoni preparing for IPL
Currently, Dhoni is with his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and is preparing for the T20 league to be restored in the UAE from September 19. On August 15 last year, Dhoni surprised his fans by announcing Dhoni’s retirement on an Instagram post and since then he has not talked about it even once.
Dhoni has played 90 Test matches for India in which he has 4876 runs to his name. At the same time, Dhoni has scored 10773 runs in 350 ODIs and 1617 runs in 98 T20 Internationals.