New Delhi: BCCI has announced the 15-member Indian team for the ICC T20 World Cup. The special thing is that with this team former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is being sent as a mentor. The experience of Dhoni, who made India the world champion twice, can be of great use to Virat Kohli’s army in this World Cup. But many former cricketers are also opposing Dhoni to be made a mentor, while there are many who are also coming in his support.
This legend came in support of Dhoni
Former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Farooq Engineer expressed his happiness over the appointment of former India captain MS Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian team for the Men’s T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. He also said that Dhoni’s experience and coolness will be a huge inspiration for the team. Engineer said in an interview to Sports Talk on Saturday, ‘I am glad that MS Dhoni has been appointed as a mentor. Now, what does it mean, mentor like a coach? Ravi Shastri is the coach and Dhoni is the mentor. It is good to have Dhoni with the team because of his experience and coolness and all that will definitely be a big inspiration for the team. I am happy that BCCI has taken this decision.
Dhoni will be like a guru
Engineer hopes that Dhoni will be a very good mentor for the Indian team at the mega event. He said, ‘Dhoni in the role of Guru, I think he is not like to interfere with anyone. He is a good customer. If he sees that something is wrong or can be done better, I am sure he will suggest Ravi or Virat in a very clever way. Overall, I think we have a very good team, a very good mentor, manager and captain. So, I can’t see any team beating India in the T20 World Cup. I think India should win.
Dhoni’s presence will make a good impression
The 83-year-old former Indian wicketkeeper concluded by saying that Dhoni’s presence in the dressing room will have a huge impact on the Indian team. He said, ‘Dhoni has always had a Midas touch. Everything he has touched has turned into gold. He has found a loving wife in Sakshi. I hope Dhoni brings extra luck to us as well. Certainly, their knowledge will be extremely useful. He is a T20 World Cup winning captain, after all.’