MS Dhoni: The T20 World Cup 2022 didn’t end as expected for the Indian team. Rohit Sharma and his men failed to make it to the finals of the tournament. They were thrashed by England in the semi-final by 10 wickets. That ended yet another ICC tournament for the Indians without any success. And it’s now been nearly a decade since the Men in Blue have won an ICC title.
Thus, it appears that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to make some necessary changes in the team, including the support staff. And for that, the Indian board is seeking help from the man who made India win three ICC tournaments in a span of 6-7 years. We are talking about former Indian captain MS Dhoni, who is the best Indian captain in the history of the game. India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy under his captaincy.
BCCI to give MS Dhoni the responsibility of Indian T20 setup
It is also true that since MSD left the captaincy, India hasn’t won an ICC tournament. And after continuous failures, the BCCI is ready to ask MS Dhoni for a bigger role in the Indian team’s T20 setup. As per a BCCI source, the Indian board is preparing to give MSD a big role with the Indian cricket team. As per the media report by The Telegraph, the BCCI is looking to manage the workload of head coach Rahul Dravid across three formats. That is why the Indian board is willing to split the coaching duties among different formats.
The report further suggests that the board is trying to add MSD to the Indian T20 side in order to use his experience. And all this will be discussed in the Apex Council Meeting, which will be held later this month. Notably, Dhoni joined the Indian T20 team as a mentor during the 2021 T20 World Cup. But his involvement was limited for a week as India was kicked out of the tournament from the group stage.
What role can the BCCI give to MS Dhoni?
The involvement of MSD for a short period in the 2021 T20 World Cup couldn’t bring the expected result. But there is no doubt that the former Indian captain has one of the best cricketing brains in the game, and his game tactics can certainly change the game situation. And bringing him into the Indian coaching setup can certainly help the players improve and enhance their game awareness. The Indian board is looking to give him a bigger role this time around.
As he is already involved with the Indian Premier League as a captain of the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings. However, he may retire after the upcoming season. Thus, the BCCI is eager to have him in the Indian team so that they can use his experience. The report also suggests that he might also work with some players for the Indian team.