MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has joined Team India’s camp in the UAE ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday via images shared on Twitter. Dhoni, who just guided Chennai Super Kings to their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) victory after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final on Tuesday, will join the Indian squad as a team consultant. Dhoni’s position as Team India’s coach is restricted to the T20 World Cup.
“A hearty welcome to the KING @msdhoni, who is back with #TeamIndia and in a new capacity!” On Sunday, the BCCI issued a tweet.
India will play two warm-up matches before the start of the T20 World Cup. The Virat Kohli-led team will face England in their first warm-up game on Monday, followed by a match against Australia on Wednesday.
On October 24, India will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against archrivals Pakistan in Dubai.
Earlier on Saturday, Kohli stated that Dhoni’s participation in Team India’s camp will benefit the team.
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“He has a wealth of experience. He is also extremely excited. He has always served as a role model for all of us. Younger players in their early phases of their careers who are competing in their first big events would benefit “According to the news agency PTI, Kohli said.
“His keen eye for detail and practical suggestions will assist to improve the game by one or two percentage points. We are overjoyed to welcome him…(His) presence would not only raise morale but also strengthen the confidence we already have “He said.