India and Pakistan will clash in their T20 World Cup 2021 tournament opener on October 24, 2021, Sunday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Indian contingent is not leaving any stone unturned for the match and MS Dhoni was seen giving throwdowns to the batters in nets on Friday.
Indian team is coming off victories in both of their warmup matches against England and Australia and is placed in Group 2 of the Super 12s stage along with Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia. MS Dhoni’s appointment as a mentor of the Indian team sent waves across the cricketing world and all the eyes are on the veteran and his role in the side.
When it is Dhoni, the limelight is always on him and no wonder, the BCCI is also making sure the fans get all the information about their favorite player.
He was seen giving the India batters throwdowns using a stick on Friday as the Men in Blue geared up for the Pakistan match. BCCI shared photos of the new throwdown specialist for Indian team MS Dhoni on their official Twitter account.
“Revealing #TeamIndia’s latest throwdown specialist! @msdhoni | #T20WorldCup,” the caption read.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2021
MS Dhoni Seen Helping Out Rishabh Pant And Ishan Kishan With Their Wicketkeeping Skills
MS Dhoni is arguably one of the all-time greats with wicketkeeping gloves in international cricket. The only keeper with over 100 stumpings in ODI cricket and an overall 829 dismissals behind the stumps, his help for the young and upcoming stumpers of the Indian team is invaluable.
He got to work a day after winning the IPL 2021 trophy with Chennai Super Kings, as he joined the Indian team bubble in Dubai. He was later seen working with Ishan Kishan, his fellow Jharkhand keeper on his glovework.
Then during the warmup match against Australia, when Ishan Kishan kept wickets, Dhoni was seen having a keeping session with Rishabh Pant on the sidelines. Pant is slated to take the gloves for the Indian team in the tournament.
He was also seen having one-on-one chats with the players of the squad including Hardik Pandya, who was gaining valuable knowledge about finishing the game with inarguably the greatest finisher in limited-overs cricket.