T20 World Cup: Twitter Reacts As MS Dhoni Set For Team India Return, This Time As Mentor
The BCCI surprised many when it announced former World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni as mentor of the 15-man India squad for the T20 World Cup.
- MS Dhoni will join Team India as a mentor at the T20 World Cup
- Dhoni's addition as mentor surprised and delighted many fans
- India named a 15-member squad on Wednesday for the T20 World Cup
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday a 15-member Team India squad to take part in the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman between October 17 to November 14 2021. While the selection of Ravichandran Ashwin came as a surprise, the announcement of former World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni joining as mentor left many in jubilation. Many former cricketers and experts weighed in on the squad and also opined about Dhoni's involvement with the Virat Kohli-led team.
The BCCI wrote on Twitter: "Former India Captain @msdhoni to mentor the team for the T20 World Cup" - Honorary Secretary @JayShah."
Cricketer Dinesh Karthik wrote: "That is one HELL of a team . Well done selectors. M S DHONI - that's a master stroke too. Congrats to everyone but more so to @ashwinravi99 and @chakaravarthy29 from my neck of the woods. Well done boys."
That is one HELL of a team . Well done selectors .— DK (@DineshKarthik) September 8, 2021
M S DHONI - that's a master stroke too
Congrats to everyone but more so to @ashwinravi99 and @chakaravarthy29 from my neck of the woods. Well done boys https://t.co/ovJlGBH95g
Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer added a touch of humour while revealing his surprise at Dhoni's addition:
Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha also congratulated the team and wrote: "Two big boosts from the announcement of the team for the T20 World Cup! #Ashwin & #MSD as mentor! Brilliant @BCCI @JayShah @SGanguly99."
Here' how some of the other fans reacted:
Bcci president - dada— Ritik Khugshal (@KhugshalRitik) September 8, 2021
Mentor - ms dhoni
Vice captain - Rohit
This world cup gonna be fire
Team India Squad:
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun C, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
Team India standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.