After the Indian cricket team’s disappointing exit at the semifinals stage from the recently-conclude Men’s T20 World Cup, the Indian cricket board will initiate measures to put the T20 team back on track.
One of the steps reportedly under consideration is to use the experience and skills of M.S. Dhoni, in any capacity, to prepare and plan for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
Team India suffer a humiliating 10-wicket loss to England in the semifinals as the Men in Blue fail to bring home a T20 World Cup title again.
A lot of criticism follow, where experts and fans slam India’s ‘old-school‘ approach to T20 cricket format.
There have calls to split the coaches’ roles too and the issue could come up for discussion during the BCCI’s Apex Council meeting later this month.
As per the report, former India skipper M.S. Dhoni could be in for a stint with the Indian T20 side.
The 41-year-old is likely to hang up his boots after IPL 2023 and post that, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are keen to use his experience and skills in grooming the T20 side.
M.S. Dhoni, who was incidentally the last Indian skipper to win an ICC title, had work as a mentor for India at the last year’s T20 World Cup in the UAE but that was in an interim capacity.
So, the BCCI could give him a bigger role with the squad in the shortest format as he could help them play the fearless brand of cricket need for the modern-day T20 format.
Report claims that M.S. Dhoni might get to work with a specialise set of players in the T20 side and help them excel in the format since managing three formats is proving to be too demanding for head coach Rahul Dravid.
The development has not confirm yet, the involvement of M.S. Dhoni, under whom Team India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, with the squad in some capacity could be a big move by BCCI.