Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won’t charge any fee for mentoring the Indian cricket staff throughout this month’s T20 World Cup within the UAE and Oman, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly advised PTI on Tuesday. The iconic former captain was introduced in as a mentor by the BCCI final month when it introduced the squad for the mega-event, scheduled to begin October 17.
“Dhoni will not charge anything to mentor the Indian team,” Ganguly mentioned.
The 40-year-old Dhoni retired from worldwide cricket final yr, his final India sport being the 2019 World Cup semi-final, which the staff misplaced to New Zealand. It is believed that Dhoni was introduced in for his expertise in devising near-perfect white ball methods. He led his franchise Chennai Super Kings into the IPL finals on Sunday.
One of probably the most profitable captains within the historical past of Indian cricket, the enigmatic wicketkeeper-batter led India to 2 world titles — the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup in India.
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The reticent participant’s retirement, introduced by him by means of an Instagram put up on August 15 final yr, had taken the cricket world abruptly and he has not spoken even as soon as about it after that.
The highly-respected participant from Jharkhand performed 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 Internationals amassing 4876, 10773 and 1617 runs respectively throughout codecs.
He has largely saved a low profile after retiring internationally, focussing on his IPL engagements and natural farming at his residence city Ranchi.