Dhoni Appointment Good News But Hope Won’t Clash With Shastri-Gavaskar

Former Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar has expressed happiness over former player Mahendra Singh Dhoni being appointed as the mentor of Team India for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. However, he said that he is hopeful that Dhoni will not clash with the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri over strategy and team selection. India has announced its squad for the T20 World Cup. During this, he also announced to make Dhoni a mentor for this tournament.

Dhoni’s appointment beneficial for India
Gavaskar told a news channel, ‘India won the 2011 World Cup under Dhoni and four years ago they won the T20 World Cup in 2007. His appointment will be beneficial for India. He said, there was a time when then coach John Wright was a bit nervous. He thought that I would take his place. But Shastri knows that Dhoni has little interest in coaching. If the partnership goes well, India will benefit from it.

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‘Just no conflict’
Gavaskar said, if there is some difference in strategy and team selection, then it can affect the team. But the appointment of Dhoni is a big boost for Team India. He has a lot of experience and he knows it all. When Dhoni was active in international cricket, there was no player bigger than him. The former captain said, Dhoni’s appointment is good news but I am just praying that there should be no conflict. Gavaskar said he doubts that senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be included in the playing XI, who has not played T20 Internationals since July 2017.

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Fans got excited, said – welcome back
Dhoni was made the mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup, but the fans were also very excited. He congratulated Dhoni through social media. Fans are very happy with Dhoni being made a mentor. On social media platforms like Twitter, Ku app, Instagram, fans are calling him welcome back and wishing him well.

Source: Patrika : India's Leading Hindi News Portal by www.patrika.com.

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