Although the decision of BCCI to make Dhoni a mentor was appreciated by most of the people. But, what was the thinking of BCCI itself behind this decision. Knowing this too was a big issue.
Dhoni has been made mentor of Team India for T20 World Cup
Now a few days have passed since the announcement of Team India for the T20 World Cup. When the team was selected, the selection of Ashwin made headlines. If Yuzvendra Chahal and Shikhar Dhawan did not get a place, they also made headlines. But, there was a hue and cry about Dhoni being made the mentor of the team. Although the decision of BCCI to make Dhoni a mentor was appreciated by most of the people. But, what was the thinking of BCCI itself behind this decision. What did the chairman of the board Sourav Ganguly take this step thinking? Knowing this too was a big issue. So now Ganguly himself has given the answer to this issue.
Sourav Ganguly has spoken very directly, explaining the reason behind Dhoni being made a mentor. He said without any lagalpet that this decision has been taken with the intention of ending the drought that has been going on since 2013. In an interview to the English newspaper The Telegraph, the former India captain and the current BCCI President said, “Our move will help the team in the T20 World Cup. Dhoni’s record has been good for Chennai Super Kings in T20 format of cricket and IPL. The decision to make him a mentor has been taken very carefully. We have pondered deeply on this. We haven’t won the ICC trophy after 2013. And, Dhoni’s experience can help in that task.”
India hasn’t won ICC title since 2013
In the year 2013, when Team India won the ICC Champions Trophy title, its captain was MS Dhoni. India won this tournament on the soil of England. In such a situation, Sourav Ganguly hopes that with Dhoni’s joining, that drought of India can end this time. He believed that Dhoni’s understanding of cricket and his experience could help the team win the T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Dhoni’s role as Waugh in the Australian team
Ganguly also linked Steve Waugh to the Australian team’s decision to make Dhoni a mentor. He said, “Remember Steve Waugh also had the same role in the Australian team, which went to England last time and returned after leveling the Ashes series 2-2.” The BCCI Chief said that I believe that it is always beneficial for such players to be associated with the team.
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