MS Dhoni will not charge a single dime to serve as a mentor of the Indian squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), made the shocking announcement personally. Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year, has been appointed as India’s coach for the global tournament.

Dhoni, who has captained India in all six previous editions of the T20 World Cup, has a wealth of experience that will benefit Virat Kohli and his team. The former Indian captain is regarded as one of the game’s sharpest minds, and his unconventional tactics and methods have proven to be spot-on on numerous occasions. As a result, his presence in the dressing room will undoubtedly relieve Kohli of some of his responsibilities. While Dhoni would be happy to serve India in a different capacity, the wicketkeeper has refused to accept any payment for his services as Jay Shah reaffirmed the development.

News18 quoted BCCI Secretary Jay Shah as saying, “MS Dhoni is not demanding any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup.”

The story quickly went viral, with admirers praising the 40-year-old for his decision. Meanwhile, on October 24, team India will begin its T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan. The Virat Kohli-led side is considered one of the favourites to win the prestigious tournament after recent success in the shorter format. Following that, the side is stacked with T20 veterans and there are still a few issues to work out.