Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar stated that bringing in MS Dhoni as a mentor for the Indian workforce for the continuing ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was an excellent concept, however stated that it was the accountability of the gamers to carry out within the center as Dhoni shall be sitting within the dressing room.

Gavaskar welcomed the inclusion of MS Dhoni as India’s mentor on the T20 World Cup, saying off-field techniques may assist affect the result of video games in fast-paced T20 cricket. However, he identified that rather a lot will rely on how Indian gamers execute their plans in crunch conditions.

BCCI secretary MS Dhoni was satisfied to take up the function of the mentor and thanked him for the gesture of not taking any remuneration as India look to finish their 8-year drought for an ICC trophy.

MS Dhoni joined Team India. Image-BCCI/Twitter

“Mentor won’t do much on the field. But in the change room, he is needed. T20 is such a fast-paced game that the right tactics can change the proceedings. When you have a time-out, you need to know what you have to tell your batters or fielders. To understand this, bringing MS Dhoni as mentor is a very good move. It will definitely benefit the team,” Gavaskar stated.

“But he will remain in the change room. But the work on the field needs to be done by the players. So learning how to handle that pressure and then respond to that pressure will influence the result,” he added.

India Needs To Get The Team Selection Correct: Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar additionally identified that captain Virat Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri, together with vice-captain Rohit Sharma and mentor MS Dhoni must work rather a lot on choosing the right enjoying XI within the T20 World Cup 2021.

He additionally highlighted that India has not been in a position to get previous the knockout hurdles at ICC tournaments within the current previous and stated workforce choice is one thing that the Asian giants ought to get proper at these essential matches. India was knocked out within the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup and the T20 World Cup in 2016. In 2017, India misplaced to Pakistan within the last of the Champions Trophy adopted by a semi-final departure on the 2019 World Cup.

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India cricket Team[photo: Twitter]

“From whatever I have seen, India have lacked in major knock out games and that lacking has been in team selection. The selection of the final XI. If you are able to sort out that final XI problem, then you might not face the hiccup,” Gavaskar stated.

India will tackle Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai to kick off their T20 World Cup 2021.

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