T20 World Cup: Team India kick start practice, MS Dhoni joins squad ahead of first warm-up game against England

T20 World Cup: Team India kick start practice in UAE, MS Dhoni joins squad as mentor ahead of first warm-up game against England
T20 World Cup: Team India kick start practice in UAE, MS Dhoni joins squad as mentor ahead of first warm-up game against England

T20 World Cup India – MS Dhoni Joins Squad: Team India kick start practice in UAE, MS Dhoni joins the squad as mentor ahead of the first warm-up game against England – Virat Kohli led Team India kick-started their practice session in UAE ahead of their 1st warm-up game against England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Monday. Chennai Super King’s captain MS Dhoni, who recently won 4th IPL title as a captain in IPL 2021, has joined Team India as the mentor. 

“Extending a very warm welcome to the KING Crown @msdhoni is back with #TeamIndia and in a new role!” the BCCI tweeted with two pictures of the legend alongside Team India coaching staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar.

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Team India kick start practice in UAE, MS Dhoni joins squad as mentor ahead of first warm-up game against England

T20 World Cup India – MS Dhoni Joins Squad: Dhoni, regarded as one of India’s best-ever captains, led an ageing CSK brigade to its fourth IPL title, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL final on Friday night.

The 40-year-old Dhoni’s new role as mentor of Team India is limited to the T20 World Cup.

Dhoni is the most successful captain in white-ball cricket with all 3 ICC titles — 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup, 2013 Champions Trophy — in his cabinet. He’s led CSK to victory in the IPL in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.

The official Twitter handle of BCCI shared photos of Dhoni bonding with Team India and captioned the post as: “Extending a very warm welcome to the KING. @msdhoni is back with #TeamIndia and in a new role.”

T20 World Cup India – MS Dhoni Joins Squad: India will begin its T20 World Cup campaign on October 24 against Pakistan. Before that, the side will play two warm-up matches against England and Australia on October 18 and 20.’

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India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday had said that having MS Dhoni as the mentor for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will hold his side in good stead.

 “Massive experience. He is quite excited about getting back in this environment. He has always been a mentor for all of us, when we were starting our careers at the time he played and now he has the same opportunity to continue the same again. Especially for the younger guys who are in early stages of their career, just experience that he has gained over the years and having conversations with him about the game,” said Kohli during a Captain’s Call organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC)

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“Such practical inputs and such intricate details of where the game is going and where we can improve. He makes a difference when he is in a leadership role in any team, absolutely delighted to have him in this environment. He will certainly boost the morale of the team further,” he added.