The secret of why Dhoni was made the mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup, has now been revealed by the BCCI. Dhoni had retired from international cricket last year and he last played for India in the 2019 World Cup semi-final.
BCCI surprised everyone by appointing former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. Let us tell you that Dhoni has the best cricketing mind in world cricket. Dhoni is an expert in understanding the game of cricket best. Under Dhoni’s leadership, Team India won the T20 World Cup in the year 2007 and the ICC ODI World title in 2011. The secret of why Dhoni was made the mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup, has now been revealed by the BCCI.
Why was Dhoni made a mentor?
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that India will definitely benefit from Dhoni’s presence in the T20 World Cup. He said, ‘Dhoni has been a great captain. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India has won the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup, 2011 World Cup, and 2013 Champions Trophy. Dhoni’s record is amazing. It is really great to have Dhoni as the mentor of the team for the ICC T20 World Cup.
What is special about Dhoni?
The BCCI hopes that Dhoni will change the fortunes of the Indian team just as he had made Team India the champion in the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ICC ODI World. If this happens, then captain Virat Kohli may captain Team India on the field, but the plan will be Dhoni’s. Dhoni will captain Team India from outside the field. Due to this strategy, India will have the best chance of winning the T20 World Cup.
Kohli misses out on big occasions like the World Cup
The biggest problem in the captaincy of Virat Kohli has been that after becoming the captain, he could not win a single major tournament for India. Under the captaincy of Kohli, India was defeated by Pakistan in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Then in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, New Zealand broke the dream by defeating it. After this, Virat Kohli also missed out on winning the title in the 2021 ICC World Test Championship.
Dhoni was made mentor for this reason
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has given many historic moments to India under his captaincy. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has captured three major ICC trophies under his captaincy. Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India has won the title of ICC World T20 (2007), Cricket World Cup (2011), and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). Apart from this, India became number one in Tests for the first time in 2009. Dhoni (MS Dhoni) did not make any cricketer feel insecure under his captaincy and there was consistency in his team selection. This was the reason why he was so successful as a captain.
How did Dhoni help India win ICC tournaments?
Dhoni always made the players feel safe about their place in the team and this was the biggest feature of his captaincy. Dhoni did not make much changes in the team and that is why he was such a better captain. He never made anyone in the team feel insecure. Dhoni used to play almost the same team throughout the tournament. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, almost the same team lived from the league stage to the knockout stage. Dhoni always had such players who used to score runs in big matches.
Excellent record of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 10773 runs in 350 ODIs for India at an average of 50.57, including 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. Dhoni has scored 4876 runs in 90 Test matches for India at an average of 38.09, including 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries. Dhoni has scored 1617 runs in 98 T20 Internationals for India at an average of 37.60, including 2 half-centuries.
Took retirement last year
Dhoni had retired from international cricket last year and he last played for India in the 2019 World Cup semi-final. India was knocked out of the tournament after losing against New Zealand in this match. It is believed that he has been appointed to help Team India in devising a strategy for limited-overs cricket. Looking at Dhoni’s experience and records, he seems to be the fittest in this role. Dhoni has the experience of winning big ICC tournaments and he can prove to be helpful in making an effective strategy for this.