Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said MS Dhoni’s presence as the mentor of Team India will be helpful with his “eye for intricate details” and “practical advice” during the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman.
MS Dhoni was roped in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup 2021. He has already joined the team after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2021.
Kohli has admitted Dhoni has always been like a mentor for everyone and he himself is quite excited for this role.
“He has got massive experience. He is quite excited himself. He has always been a mentor for all of us. Younger guys who are playing their first major tournaments at early stages of career will benefit,” Kohli said during the media session.
The 32-year-old further mentioned Dhoni’s practical advice and intricate details will benefit Team India in the tournament.
“His eye for intricate details and practical advice will help improve the game by one or two per cent. Absolutely delighted to have him…(His) presence will not only boost morale but also increase confidence that we already have,” he added.
Meanwhile, the reports are suggesting that Rahul Dravid will replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021. Kohli turned down knowing any such thing.
“No idea exactly what’s happening on that front. No detailed discussion yet,” he added.
The focus has shifted to the T20 World Cup 2021 as the IPL 2021 has come to an end. Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the final by 27 runs and lifted their fourth title.