The Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jay Shah has revealed that legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni will not be charging any honorarium for his services as a mentor of the India national cricket team in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni was named as a mentor of team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 tournament which is all set to commence from 17 October in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
Speaking to ANI the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said:
“MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of Indian team for the T20 World Cup,”
Meanwhile, several cricket pundits praised India’s decision to hand over the mentorship to one of the finest captains in the history of the game. Notably, MS Dhoni is the only Captain to win the big 3 ICC trophies. Dhoni as a captain has won ICC T20 World Cup 2007, ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013.
Meanwhile, India are one of the favourites to win the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. The Men in blue are placed in the Group 2 of the tournament alongside Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan. Virat Kohli will be leading India in the marquee event and they will be starting their campaign with the high-profile battle against arch-rivals Pakistan. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli and the Mentorship of MS Dhoni, team India is expected to finally clinch a victory in the ICC tournament after 2013.
India’s Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (VC, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami.
Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
India’s complete schedule for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
24th October 2021: India vs Pakistan, 7:30 PM, Dubai
31st October 2021 India vs New Zealand, 7:30 PM, Dubai
3rd November 2021 India vs Afghanistan, 7:30 PM, Abu Dhabi
5th November 2021 India vs B1, 7:30 PM, Dubai
8th November 2021 India vs A2, 7:30 PM Dubai