New Delhi. Veteran wicket-keeper batsman and former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is in the role of mentor in the T20 World Cup being hosted by UAE and Oman. He is not only working very closely with the young players of Team India but is also helping in strategizing with captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Some pictures of Dhoni are going viral on social media. These are pictures from before the warm-up match between India and Australia, in which Dhoni is seen explaining wicketkeeping to young Rishabh Pant and making him practice, then in one picture he is seen with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and head coach Ravi He is seen standing with Shastri. This picture is from before the toss.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni doing wicketkeeping practice to Rishabh Pant (Twitter)
Dhoni had retired from international cricket on 15 August last year. Recently, under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings has achieved the distinction of becoming IPL champions for the fourth time. Dhoni is now associated as the mentor of Team India in the T20 World Cup.
Dhoni interacting with the players of Team India. (Twitter)
Dhoni interacting with Team India captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and coach Ravi Shastri before the toss. (Twitter)
The qualifiers and warm-up matches are being played before the start of the Super-12 phase of the T20 World Cup. India defeated England in their first warm-up match, while Australia is in front of them in the second practice match. The special thing is that instead of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is handling the captaincy of Team India in this warm-up match. According to media reports, after the T20 World Cup, only Rohit Sharma can be made the captain of the Indian T20 cricket team.