Including the lineup for the T20 World Cup 2021, the BCCI announced that former captain MS Dhoni will coach the team for the major tournament. Kohli stated before the tournament’s beginning that he will step down as Team India’s T20 captain after the World Cup. Former Pakistan cricketer Tanvir Ahmed, on the other hand, stated that these decisions would be made since India is under pressure. Here is Why BCCI Signed Dhoni As Mentor.
Why BCCI Signed Dhoni As Mentor
According to Ahmed, India is a strong squad, but their early findings haven’t been very remarkable. He went on to say that the majority of the players in India’s team were not among the top 10 performances in the IPL. He revealed Ravichandran Ashwin’s and Ravindra Jadeja’s current form and stated that the unit is under pressure.
“On paper, there is no doubt that India is a top team. The way they have played cricket around the world, but you have to look at recent performances. Firstly, I’d like to talk about Virat Kohli. He was under a lot of pressure and he quit T20 captaincy. He said I won’t captain in T20s as my performances have not been great”.
“Then, maybe they were under pressure so they are taking MS Dhoni as a mentor. Even if you look at the IPL, the players in India’s squad were not among the top 10 performers. Their spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have not done very well, so of course, there will be pressure,” said Ahmed.
Pakistan will have an advantage against India in UAE: Ahmed
On October 24, India and Pakistan will face off in the first match of their World Cup campaign. In World Cups, India had a massive victory over Pakistan. Ahmed, on the other hand, said that the Men in Green have much more experience of playing in the UAE and that the unit will have an advantage against India.
“If you look at Pakistan, they have been playing cricket in Dubai for a long time, they have a good idea of the conditions. On paper, fine, India has a good team, but in T20 cricket, you never know. One player can come and win you the match and go,” Ahmed added.