The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 15-member India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup on Wednesday. The worldwide showpiece occasion shall be performed in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE) between October 17 to November 14.
Whereas the return of senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shook everybody, the appointment of former India skipper MS Dhoni as Team India’s mentor for the multi-team event gathered most consideration.
As quickly because the apex Indian board introduced MSD’s title, it triggered social media and attracted large reactions from all corners, together with followers, analysts, and former cricketers. Notably, this shall be Dhoni’s first involvement with the senior crew since his retirement from worldwide cricket final yr.
Whereas the bulk celebrated the appointment of Dhoni, many consultants of the sport raised questions on his inclusion since India have already got a Head Coach and batting, bowling in addition to fielding coaches. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir asserted one thing related, stating that Dhoni’s position shall be outlined as India already has loads of consultants within the teaching employees.
“I’m certain his position shall be outlined since you’ve bought the pinnacle coach, you’ve bought the assistant coach, you’ve bought the bowling coach, so I’m certain there needs to be one thing or one thing from Virat Kohli or Ravi Shastri what they’d need other than what they have already got as a result of India has been very profitable in T20 cricket. It’s not that India struggled in T20 cricket, had they struggled, they may have needed to get somebody from outdoors,” Gambhir mentioned on the ‘Observe the Blues’ present on Star Sports activities.
Nonetheless, Gambhir additionally shared his ideas on the attainable motive behind Dhoni’s appointment for the mentor’s position. The cricketer-turned-politician reckoned Dhoni’s expertise in dealing with stress in crunch video games may very well be the rationale why he was roped in for the particular position.
“MS’s expertise or mindset of dealing with stress in these crunch video games may very well be one motive they bought him as a mentor, not purely from the talent standpoint as a result of these guys have all bought the talent to go on the market and ship.”
“It’s most likely the way to deal with stress in these essential video games as a result of India has really missed out on these essential video games, particularly the knockout video games, so most likely MS’s expertise of captaining the aspect or dealing with that stress in these essential video games may very well be an enormous benefit for these younger gamers,” the Delhi-born added.
Gambhir opined that the veteran stumper would share his expertise and studying of the video games with kids, which can work to their benefit as many of the younger guys haven’t but performed any world cup occasion.
“You need to keep in mind that most of those guys are younger. For instance, if Rahul Chahar performs or Varun Chakravarthy performs, or any of those gamers play, they haven’t performed any of the world cups, so I’m certain MS will share his expertise,” Gambhir added additional.