This Former India Player Questioned Dhoni’s Appointment As Team Mentor For T20 World Cup

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) drew criticism for its decision to appoint Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the mentor for the national side in ICC T20 World Cup. The criticism came from former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja.

The BCCI announced a 15-member squad on Thursday for the ICC tournament beginning in the UAE and Oman on October 17.

“It is impossible for me to understand. I am thinking for two days about what could be the thinking. I am not talking of MS Dhoni, the understanding he has or how useful he can be, I am not going towards that. It was like you sent Ravindra ahead of Ajinkya, the person thinks why it has been done,” Jadeja said during commentary on Sony Sports network.

“I am surprised. There is no fan bigger than me of MS Dhoni. I believe MS Dhoni was the first captain who made the next captain before leaving or they used to always keep changing whenever they wanted,” the former India all-rounder added.

Jadeja further emphasised that India have done well under captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri and hence, a mentor wasn’t required. “There is a coach who has taken the team to world No.1, what happened overnight that a mentor was required? That thinking is surprising me a little,” he said.

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