- Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.
- Ganguly gave the example of Steve Waugh, then Australia had an advantage in the Ashes
- Ganguly said Dhoni did a great job for India and Chennai Super Kings
- The former captain said that it is beneficial to have big players like Dhoni in such big events.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly says that making Mahendra Singh Dhoni the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup will prove beneficial. The T20 World Cup is going to be held in Oman and UAE from 17 October.
Giving the example of Australia, Ganguly said that he had also made great captain Steve Waugh a mentor for the 2019 Ashes series. The Kangaroo team also got the benefit of this. Australia leveled the series 2-2 and managed to retain the trophy.
Talking to the English newspaper The Telegraph, Ganguly told the advantages of adding Dhoni with the team. He said, ‘It is to help the team in the World Cup. Dhoni’s record in T20 format is good. Dhoni has shown a good game for both India and Chennai Super Kings. There is a whole idea behind it. We discussed this a lot and only then decided to rope in Dhoni.
Ganguly said, “Since 2013, we have not won any ICC trophy. Remember Australia had added Steve Waugh in a similar role and then the team was able to level the series 2-2 in England. The presence of big players in such big events is always beneficial.
India last won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Since then, she has not been able to leave any kind of impact in consecutive ICC tournaments. The team has not won a single ICC trophy in the last eight years.
So, for the 2021 World Cup, the BCCI decided to take advantage of the vast experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Finally decided to make him a mentor. He hopes that Dhoni will show the right direction to the players. And also tell you how to cope with pressure.