Brace yourselves, Dhoni fans. This isn’t about the relaunching of Oreo.
The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is allegedly considering bringing Mahendra Singh Dhoni into the Indian T20I squad in some manner.
According to a Telegraph India story, getting the former captain on board creates a fearless kind of cricket, particularly in high-profile ICC events.
India has been accused of playing cautious cricket in the previous two T20 World Cups. While the team took a more upbeat approach in the early months of the Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid era, it faded under the pressure of the big stage in Australia.
Dhoni to become a full time part of the coaching contingent of Indian cricket team
Following yet another heartbreaking exit from an ICC tournament, the BCCI prioritizes a T20I reform, with Dhoni at the head to establish and sustain a fearless mentality. According to a recent Telegraph India report:
“There has been talk in the BCCI about including a Mahendra Singh Dhoni in some capacity with the T20 side to bring in the expert skill for that fearless brand of cricket in ICC tournaments.”
The former Indian captain plans to retire after the 2023 IPL and join the BCCI. If anyone can end India’s trophy drought, it’s the guy himself, who has done it over a million times before.
He was once asked to mentor India in the 2021 World T20, but it did not go well as India was ousted from the group round.
MSD’s fearlessness and never-say-die mentality powered India to three ICC victories, and he remains the only skipper to have won all ICC events.
India will play New Zealand in a three-match T20I series beginning November 18 in New Zealand, led by Hardik Pandya.