Ex-Indian captain, MS Dhoni has decided to enter into the world of coaching as he will be starting his online cricket academy on July 2.
MS Dhoni may have avoided serious cricket for nearly 12 months yet he is still particularly associated with the game. He had joined Jharkhand's camp during the 2019/20 domestic season. And had begun getting ready for IPL 2020 after he arrived in Chennai close to 30 days before the league.
Dhoni, who is in Jharkhand at present, is currently set to turn full-time mentor. According to a report in The Mumbai Mirror, Dhoni will unveil an online cricket foundation on July 2. He will be joined by South Africa legend Daryll Cullinan, academy's Director of coaching. Dhoni will be the head of the academy.
“We have done coaching for coaches and over 200 coaches have benefited already and from July 2, we are starting coaching for players. Our assistance will supplement what they do on the field. Mahi is the overall head and a panel of coaches will impart lessons,” the Aarka partner told Mumbai Mirror.
Dhoni will gain the new experience of mentoring
In 2017, Dhoni had launched a foundation in Dubai as well. Yet he was unable to devote his time because of his international cricket responsibilities. The academy was shut a year ago. R Ashwin's academy was shut in 2019 as well.
Since he is set to avoid cricket for an additional couple of months, Dhoni will have the option to commit a lot of time here. He doesn't hold full-time experience in coaching a team. Yet he has been the coach to Jharkhand state team for some time now.
He had gone with the Ranji Trophy group in the 2016/17 season. Afterward, he additionally played for them in List A matches. Being one of the most experienced players in Chennai Super Kings, he is additionally a coach to youngsters there.
To the extent his return to serious cricket is concerned, Dhoni is confirmed to lead Chennai Super Kings whenever the league happens. In spite of Ravi Shastri's supporting, he isn't relied upon to make his worldwide rebound.
Indian team presently has full-time wicketkeeper-batsman in KL Rahul while many others like Sanju Samson, KS Bharat, and Ishan Kishan are sitting tight for their chances of wicket keeping. Rishabh Pant, who was dropped from the playing XI not long ago, is also a solid candidate to gain back his spot.