‘MS Dhoni would be my first choice as India head coach’ – Salman Butt’s Choice Leaves Indian Fans Crazy

By Daniel S

November 16, 2022

Team India had a shocking exit from the 20-20 World Cup 2022 campaign against England on 10 November. England thrashed them by 10 wickets in Adelaide. However, they will be in action again on 18 November as India will kick off a three-match T20I series in New Zealand. However, after that humiliating loss, many fans asked for a change in the coaching setup including Rahul Dravid.

Now, regarding that matter, former Pakistan player Salman Butt came up with a great suggestion that has made Indian fans crazy. He said that the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni would be his first choice to become the coach of team India. 

“MS Dhoni would be my first choice as India head coach” – Salman Butt

While speaking on his official YouTube channel, Salman Butt said: “Both VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag were fantastic players. But leadership and tactical prowess are very important because a coach also needs to be a mentor to the players. Looking at how successful MS Dhoni was in those aspects, he would be my first choice.”

He added: “Greater things don’t happen unless you take risks. This is not a risk, it is more about testing the players. It won’t be the case that everyone will succeed, but you need to at least give people opportunities. By giving them more chances, you will be able to identify one or two players who can fill those gaps.”    

Meanwhile, as per reports to the Telegraph, MS Dhoni will retire after IPL 2023. He might work with a specialized set of Indian players. It indicated that Dhoni will play his last Indian T20 League in the next season.  After that, he will be back in team India to work with some players in the upcoming years. The Board are keen to use the experience of Dhoni. So, the Board might ask him to work with certain players in the T20 setup for bringing a fearless attitude to them for major tournaments. Team India have failed to win any major tournament since 2013.