Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that appointing MS Dhoni as a mentor of team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 is the greatest decision made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Notably, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) managed to get a convincing win over the Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the 35th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Michael Vaughan reckons that it was a smart move by MS Dhoni to sent Ambati Rayudu to bat against off-spinner Glenn Maxwell.
“You look at Rayudu, why did they put him in the position that he got put in? Because the off-spinner (Maxwell) was on. And what did he do the first ball to the off-spinner? He danced down the track and whacked him for four. It was smart cricket. You have got combinations in the Chennai Super Kings’ batting line-up that can change depending on the pitch, depending on who is bowling,” Vaughan said in a discussion on Cricbuzz.
Further former England captain told that Chennai Super Kings are always one step ahead in the game thinking what to do next. Michael Vaughan stated:
“MS Dhoni and his team would have realized that if Maxwell got a wicket, he would probably bowl again and more than the two overs that he eventually did. That’s why they sent in a right-hander to make sure that it doesn’t get to that stage. That’s being flexible and not having an ego about where you bat. CSK are always thinking about what the opposition are going to do.”
There Was A Bit Of Commotion When Dhoni Was Put In The Mentoring Role – Michael Vaughan
Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan said that there was a bit of ‘commotion’ when MS Dhoni was appointed as a mentor for T20 World Cup 2021. However, he feels that it is the greatest decision made by Indian management. Vaughan stated:
“I know there was a bit of commotion when Dhoni was put in the mentoring role for the T20 World Cup. It is the greatest decision the Indian T20 team has made.”
Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan once again showered praise the legendary Indian skipper Dhoni and said:
“You need that kind of brain in and around that dugout and training zones, getting into these players’ minds over how to play T20 cricket. He just does it without thinking. He is such a natural at what he delivers and he seems to get it right 90-95 per cent of the time. He is a master,” he maintained.