Why India will thrive with Dhoni as a mentor
Former India star skipper MS Dhoni is set to serve as India’s mentor in the coming T20 World Cup 2021. That should give the Men in Blue an edge in their games as they are set to play against the best teams in their quest to win a title in the tourney.
Dhoni has already retired from international cricket in August 2020 and last played for the team in the 2019 ODI World Cup semis versus New Zealand. Years of experience has put him at the top of the game and that explains why he is the best mentor that India can get.
The TWC is set to be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman between October 17 and November 14. This is just a few weeks away with India still closing in to beat the Three Lions in their Test series. The Men in Blue has little time to prepare for the contest but has gained some pace in its past series played.
The team is set to be led by Virat Kohli along with Rohit Sharma as his deputy. The two stars have been India’s hottest weapons in their games and bringing them into the roster as the leaders for the team will give them a better chance at winning matches.
Stars such as Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav are also set to join the squad. Even Hardik Pandya and Rahul Chahar are both named to the team as well. This gives India a boost in terms of defence since all of these players are good with the wickets.
Being a mentor for India means a lot for Dhoni. This should give him a chance to guide Kohli in making the rough calls that most fans and experts are calling him out for.
Dhoni is known for his success in the sport. He is one of the best captains in the history of Indian cricket. He has led the Men in Blue to win two world titles back then. India won the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup in India.
The former skipper has played in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs, and 98 T20Is to go with 4,876, 10,773, and 1,617 runs in all of those formats, respectively.
These amazing feats prove that Dhoni can be a great leader for the team. Being a mentor should be a big help for India’s hopes of winning the TWC and beating their rivals in the contest. This should help India thrive with more focus on efficiency in their games.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores