India’s team mentor MS Dhoni joins squad

T20 world cup : India’s team mentor MS Dhoni joins squad

Former India captain and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni was brought in as the ‘Team Mentor’ for the T20 World Cup 2021 immediately after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. While cricket fans were delighted by this move, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had other plans.


Dhoni was appointed in the new role last month.

“Extending a very warm welcome to the KING Crown @msdhoni is back with #TeamIndia and in a new role!” the BCCI tweeted with two pictures of the legend alongside Team India coaching staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah had revealed the reason behind appointing Dhoni as team’s mentor, saying that with an impeccable record in ICC tournaments, Dhoni’s wisdom and his wealth of knowledge would promise to prove beneficial for Indian cricket.


Dhoni, regarded as one of India’s best-ever captains, led an ageing CSK brigade to its fourth IPL title, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL final on Friday night.

The 40-year-old Dhoni’s new role as mentor of Team India is limited to the T20 World Cup.

Dhoni is the most successful captain in white-ball cricket with all 3 ICC titles — 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup, 2013 Champions Trophy — in his cabinet. He’s led CSK to victory in the IPL in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.

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