Former India opener Virender Sehwag is happy with MS Dhoni accepting the role of mentorship in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Sehwag feels Dhoni’s presence in the dugout will hugely benefit the youngsters, especially the bowlers.
The Nawab of Najafgarh feels Dhoni has always been a bowlers' captain in the white-ball formats and the bowlers will be benefitted by having him as their guide during the global event. "I am very happy that MS accepted the offer to be the Team Mentor for the T20 World Cup. I know many people want that MS should again come back into the mainstream of Indian cricket, and being roped in as the mentor is the best thing that could have happened," Sehwag told The Hindu.
Sehwag further revealed how the former India captain’s understanding of the game will help the bowlers in the global event.
"As a keeper, MS was exceptional with his understanding of field placements, and this is something that will help the bowling unit in this World Cup. The bowlers can pick his brains and get useful tips on planning against a batsman," the explosive opener of yesteryears said.
The former explosive India opener concluded by saying that Dhoni’s extrovert and easy-going attitude will help some of the introvert youngsters in the team open up a bit. Sehwag also feels Dhoni is the perfect mentor to have during the T20 World Cup.
"There are always players in any international side, who are shy and do hesitate to go up to their skipper and strike up a cricketing conversation. MS has always been that kind of a person who is easily approachable and also a perfect troubleshooter for youngsters."