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09 Sep 2021: MS Dhoni announced as Team India's mentor for T20 WC
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni will mentor Team India during the upcoming T20 World Cup.BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed about the development on Wednesday.The news came moments after the Indian squad was announced for the mega ICC tournament.Dhoni had announced his retirement from international cricket last year.On another note, he is set to captain his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Fact: Dhoni to mentor Team India at T20 WC
Dhoni: The legacy of Dhoni
Dhoni remains one of the most celebrated captains in world cricket. He helped India win the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011. Having served the nation for 15 years, Dhoni helped India scale tremendous heights and also guided them to the Champions Trophy title. He remains the only captain to have won all three ICC trophies (white-ball cricket).
Records: Dhoni's record in T20 Internationals
Dhoni left a notable legacy in T20I cricket. He still holds the record for captaining in the most number of T20Is (72). He has also kept wickets in most T20Is. Dhoni has won the second-most matches as a captain in T20Is (41). He captained India in six T20 World Cup editions (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016). Dhoni returns as a mentor this time.
Runs: Dhoni scored over 17,000 international runs
Dhoni is a proud owner of over 17,000 international runs. He played most of his ODI innings batting in the lower middle-order. Over two years after playing his last game, Dhoni still remains the only cricketer to touch the 10,000-run mark batting at number six or below across formats. He leads the tally with 10,628 runs, followed by Mark Boucher (9,365).
Return: Dhoni took some bizarre decisions in his career
Dhoni has the sharpest mind in terms of on-field tactics. Throughout his international career, he took some surreal decisions which stunned the cricket fraternity. He also has the uncanny ability to back players when it matters the most. The Test career of incumbent Indian captain Virat Kohli resurrected as a result of his support. He is set to re-unite with his former Indian captain.
Fact: A partnership for the ages!
Dhoni and Kohli racked up 21,978 runs between them across formats. They represented India in 285 internationals together. The tally includes a total of 46 international centuries. They faced more than 25,000 deliveries in these matches.
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