The cricket extravaganza, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is just a few days away from now and the excitement has already taken its toll on all the fans across the globe. The marquee tournament, which was originally slated to take place in India, will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 17th October with the summit clash set to take place on 14th November. The global event will hold extreme importance for the Indian cricket team as it will be Virat Kohli’s last assignment as an Indian skipper and with MS Dhoni being the mentor for them, they would look to break their jinx of winning an ICC event.
When the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup was announced, every Indian cricket was elated in joy with selection as many felt that this is the squad that can bring the trophy home.
Apart from naming the squad, BCCI secretary Jay Shah also announced one thing that gave goosebumps to every cricket lover across the country. The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was named as the mentor for the Virat Kohli-led side.
Though the former Indian skipper will not be on the field but his experience and tactics will be extremely beneficial to the Indian team during the global event. MS Dhoni is often credited for his selfless things, but this time he has earned rich praise across the country as he’s not charging a single penny for mentoring Team India.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed the development saying that “MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup,” he said.
Virat Kohli & CO are placed in Group B and will begin the proceedings in a match against their arch-rivals Pakistan on 24th October at Dubai cricket stadium. The Asian heavyweights will next lock horns against New Zealand on 30th October at the same venue.
The ‘Men in Blue’ will then travel to Abu Dhabi and will face Afghanistan on 3rd November. The Virat Kohli-led Team India will then cross swords against the table-toppers of group B at Dubai on 5th November. They will then play their last group stage match against runner-ups of group A at the same venue.