MS Dhoni to work as mentor of Indian team during T20 World Cup for free

The World Cup will start on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates

Web Desk
October 14, 2021

New Delhi: Former Indian wicket-keeper and World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni will work with the Indian team as its mentor during the mega-event without any provision.

This was disclosed by the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly that MS Dhoni has been given the responsibility of a mentor for this year's T20 spectacle.

"Dhoni will not charge anything to mentor the Indian team," Ganguly told PTI, an Indian wire service. The BCCI had bought MS Dhoni as a mentor last month after it had announced the squad for the World Cup.

The World Cup will start on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, where the Men In Blue will face Pakistan in a high-octane clash on October 24.

The former India captain had announced retirement from international cricket last year in August. His last India game was the 2019 World Cup semi-final, which the Men In Blue had lost to New Zealand.

Dhoni was statistically India's most successful captain, leading them to World Cup triumphs in 2007 (T20) and 2011 (ODI), while they also became the top-ranked test team under him in 2009.