New Delhi. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed the real reason behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s appointment as Team India’s mentor for the T20 World Cup 2021. Ganguly said that the young Indian team needs extra support and experience in big tournaments, which Dhoni can fulfill as a mentor. He has proved it many times in his career. His presence will prove beneficial for Team India. Let us tell you that the T20 World Cup will be played in UAE and Oman from October 17.
In a conversation with ‘The Telegraph’, Ganguly enumerated the advantages of adding Dhoni to the team. He said that this decision has been taken to help the young team India in the T20 World Cup. Dhoni’s record in T20 format is excellent. Dhoni has performed well for both Team India and IPL team Chennai Super Kings. He has not only been made a mentor. We have entrusted this responsibility to him only after much deliberation.
Ganguly gave the example of Australia
Giving the example of the Australian team, the BCCI President said that for the 2019 Ashes series, the Kangaroo team had also made former captain Steve Waugh as the mentor of the team. Australia also benefited greatly from this. Then Australia drew the series 2-2 against England and gave a big message to the world.
He further said that we have not won any ICC trophy since 2013. Remember Australia had also added Steve Waugh for a similar role for the Ashes series and then Australia had also leveled the series. The team always gets the benefit of the presence of veteran players in big tournaments like T20 World Cup.
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India hasn’t won ICC trophy for 8 years
Team India last won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. After this, India joined the ODI World Cup in 2015 and 2019, the T20 World Cup in 2016, the Champions Trophy in 2017. But could not win the title even once. Team India had a chance to win the title in the 2017 Champions Trophy. But he was defeated by Pakistan in the final. At the same time, even in the 2019 World Cup, Team India could not progress beyond the semi-finals.
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Dhoni’s experience can be useful for Team India
This is the reason why Dhoni has been linked to Team India in view of the pressure on the players in a big tournament like the World Cup. He has a lot of experience of playing under pressure and this can be useful for Team India in the T20 World Cup.
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