- Dhoni will be Team India’s mentor in T20 World Cup
- Dhoni is the captain of Chennai Super Kings in IPL
- T20 World Cup will be held in UAE from October 17
Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed as the mentor of Team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. The BCCI on Thursday announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup.
The T20 World Cup will be held in UAE and Oman from October 17. The announcement of the appointment of Dhoni (MS Dhoni) was made by BCCI Sachin Jai Shah. Amidst all this, former Indian team batsman Ajay Jadeja has raised questions on this decision of BCCI.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Jadeja told Sony Sports that he does not understand the logic behind Dhoni’s appointment as a mentor. Jadeja said, ‘It is incomprehensible to me. There is a coach who made the team world number one, so why did you need a mentor overnight? This is a bit of a surprise decision for me.
Dhoni had said goodbye to international cricket last year. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August 2020. Although he is still captaining the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
Jadeja said, ‘It is impossible for me to understand this. I have been thinking about this for the last two days. I am not talking about MS Dhoni, he has amazing understanding. They can also prove to be very useful. I’m not going that way. It’s like sending Ravindra Jadeja ahead of Ajinkya Rahane. One should think about it as to why this happened.
India will start its campaign against Pakistan
The Indian team will start its campaign in the World Cup against Pakistan on October 24. Many such players have been included in the Indian squad who will show their flair in this prestigious tournament for the first time.
‘There will be a bigger Dhoni fan than me’
According to Jadeja, ‘I am surprised. Maybe someone bigger than me is a fan of MS Dhoni. I think MS Dhoni was the first captain who prepared a captain before leaving himself and he used to make changes as and when needed.
Team India would like to win the first ICC tournament under Kohli’s captaincy
The Indian team has not won any major ICC tournament so far under the captaincy of Kohli. In such a situation, Kohli will be seen pushing his heels to win this World Cup. With Dhoni joining the team, it will be beneficial for the young players who will be playing on such a big platform for the first time.