BCCI Present Sourav Ganguly has thanked former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, for accepting to mentor Team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. The BCCI announced India’s squad along with making an announcement of Dhoni’s appointment as the mentor of the team. The former skipper with three ICC titles to his name will work closely with Ravi Shastri and the support staff and help the team end their dry run of ICC titles.
Taking to Twitter, Sourav Ganguly thanked MS Dhoni for his participation in the event.
“Dhoni’s addition to the side is a way to use his experience for the T20 WC. I also thank Dhoni for accepting BCCI’s offer to help the team for this tournament,” Ganguly said in a BCCI tweet.
MS Dhoni’s Experience Huge For The Side: Sourav Ganguly
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 9, 2021
Dhoni won the 2007 and 2011 ICC World Cup tiles along with winning the ICC Champions Trophy title in 2013. He was a part of the squads which made the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-final.
The former Indian skipper announced his international retirement last year but is still leading the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He is currently in the UAE and training with the CSK side.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah earlier said current captain Virat Kohli supported the move to have Dhoni with the side for the tournament in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 8, 2021
“I spoke to him when I was in Dubai and he agreed to mentor the team,” Shah said when announcing the World Cup squad. I spoke to the captain, the vice-captain and coach Ravi Shastri and we came to this conclusion” said Shah.
India T20 World Cup squad
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar