Former captain MS Dhoni will not charge any fee for his mentoring team India during ICC T20 World Cup 2021, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly revealed this to media. The BCCI had appointed MS Dhoni as a mentor last month after it had announced the squad for the world cup, which will be played from October 17th in the UAE and Oman. Fans across country were delighted after the news of inclusion of former captain in the Indian cavalry.
Speaking to a news channel, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said, MS Dhoni won’t charge even a single penny for his role as Indian team mentor during the World Cup.
Last year, Dhoni retired from international cricket, his last match for India was the semi-final against New Zealand in 2019 World Cup. However, the 40-year-old continues to play for his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. Many believe that Dhoni was brought in team for his experience in white-ball cricket strategies. Dhoni has led India to two world cup (2007 T20 World Cup & 2011 World Cup) victories and a Champions Trophy in 2013.During his captaincy, India became the top-ranked Test team for the first time in 2009. He has also led CSK to a record 9th–time in IPL final, which is to be played on October 15.
As a batsman, Dhoni transformed himself from a middle-order batsman to the finisher of game, famously illustrating it by securing India’s 2011 World Cup victory by hitting a six in the final against Sri Lanka. Captain cool played a total of 350 matches, scoring more than 10,000 runs for his country and dismissing 444 batsmen as a wicketkeeper. He also holds the record of most dismissals in T20Is with 91 in 98 matches.
After retiring from international cricket, Dhoni has kept a very low profile, focusing on his IPL matches and organic farming at his home town Ranchi.