T20 World Cup: MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will work wonders says ex-selector MSK Prasad

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T20 World Cup: Dhoni, Kohli to do wonders says ex-selector – Former Team India selector MSK Prasad has backed India to come good at the upcoming T20 World Cup. The tournament will see former captain MS Dhoni return to the fold, having been appointed as a mentor by the BCCI. Prasad hailed the decision especially during the tenure of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri considering the rapport the trio share. 

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T20 World Cup: MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will work wonders says ex-selector MSK Prasad

Speaking to the Times of India, former Indian selector MSK Prasad believes that the BCCI have taken a giant and excellent step in appointing MS Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian team. Prasad said that he respected the decision and is very happy about it as Dhoni brings in a wealth of experience, having played more than 200 IPL games and led India to victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup.

He said, “They (BCCI) couldn’t have chosen a better person as a mentor than Dhoni. Virat always had good chemistry with Dhoni and Ravi (Shastri). It’s going to be a wonderful tournament for Virat with Dhoni and Shastri together. Virat has played a lot of cricket under MSD. He has been doing a wonderful job with Shastri as the coach. Reaching the World Test Championship final and beating Australia in Australia twice, the Indian team has done things wonderfully under Ravi’s coaching and Virat’s captaincy. They (Indian team) have dominated cricket. Dhoni is a mastermind and he will strengthen the Indian team. His addition as mentor will add value to the team and give a boost to captain Virat.”

T20 World Cup: MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will work wonders says ex-selector MSK Prasad

MSK Prasad added that Dhoni further adds value and strengthens India when it comes to strategy and planning for the games. He hailed the CSK skipper as a “mastermind” and believes his good chemistry with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri could help India achieve wonders. 

Prasad said, “What happens behind the doors is very very important. The strategy, homework, discussions, and planning will be done the way classwork is done. So, someone like MSD being part of that homework and strategy will surely add value and strengthen the team to a greater extent. As I said he is a mastermind. He and Virat will do wonders for India in the World T20.”

He added, “Dhoni has handled plenty of such situations and plenty of such games in his career, not only for the country but for CSK too. More importantly, Virat has got such respect for MSD. He adores him. Virat has got good chemistry with Ravi and MSD, so things are looking wonderful and well in place. Ravi, Virat, and MSD will be a good combination for the World T20.”