According to the latest reports of The Telegraph, former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni will be expected to retire from all forms of the game after the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The report further highlighted that Dhoni may join the Indian team as one of the T20I support staff for bringing a ‘fearless brand of cricket’ to the side.
MS Dhoni will be expected to join the Indian team management in some capacity to get success in the next T20 World Cup, to be played in 2024. The report mentioned that Rahul Dravid, India’s current head coach, may not consider taking charge in all three formats because it is ‘proving to be too demanding’.
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The report in The Telegraph read: “Dhoni is expected to retire from the game after next year’s IPL and the BCCI is keen to use his experience and technical acumen in the right manner. The former captain could be asked to work with a specialized set of players since managing three formats is proving to be too demanding for head coach Rahul Dravid.”
The BCCI is likely to appoint different coaches in different formats after England’s recent success at the T20 World Cup. England, since the exit of Chris Silverwood, appointed Brendon McCullum at the helm for Tests, and Matthew Mott for limited-overs cricket. The move worked as they have been yielding rich dividends across every format.
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Telegraph’s report added, “There has been talking 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.”
MS Dhoni, the T20 and ODI World Cup-winning captain, was appointed as the mentor of the Indian squad during the T20 World Cup last year in the UAE.