MS Dhoni, the former India captain, has been named as team India’s consultant for the 2021 T20 World Cup. The keeper-batter will be spotted in India’s dressing room for the first time in roughly a year after his international retirement, which has piqued the interest of cricket fans and onlookers alike.

Arun Dhumal, the BCCI treasurer, has spoken out about Dhoni’s nomination as Team India’s mentor for the mega tournament. The former India captain has a wealth of expertise and a solid track record as captain of the Men in Blue. As a result, the BCCI official added that having someone like him as a mentor is fantastic and that it is not intended to belittle anyone.

“He (Dhoni) has been a fantastic captain. India won the inaugural World Twenty20 tournament, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy while he was captain. The records are incredible. It’s fantastic to have him on the team as a mentor (for the ICC World Cup). He has a good reputation and is well-liked by his teammates, and bringing him in does not imply that anyone is being undermined. They’ve also done a fantastic job,” Dhumal remarked.

Virat Kohli just revealed that after the 2021 T20 World Cup, he will step down as India’s T20 captain. The cricketing community had different feelings about his decision. When questioned if the BCCI had influenced Kohli’s decision, Dhumal stated it was entirely up to the captain.

“He was not asked to resign by the board. He made the decision entirely on his own. Why would we request that he resign? Dhumal continued, “He was doing an excellent job.”

Last year, India was supposed to host the major event. However, due to the unknown surrounding the Covid-19 epidemic, it was put on hold. From the 17th of October, it will be broadcast in the UAE and Oman. The matches will be held in Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, among other places.

The tournament’s final is slated for November 14. India’s selection for the high-profile event was announced, and a few absences from the team startled the cricketing world.