MS Dhoni's mastermind and Virat Kohli will do wonders for India in T20 WC: MSK Prasad

MS Dhoni’s mastermind and Virat Kohli will do wonders for India in T20 WC: MSK Prasad

Prasad believes that Dhoni as the mentor of the team will add value to the whole setup.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

The T20 World Cup is all set to kick off in Oman and the UAE from October 17 where all the cricketing nations will be eying to turn tables. India’s journey in the mega event will begin on October 24 against their arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai. Talking about the development around India’s T20 WC, former chief selector MSK Prasad opened up on how MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s union will be vital for India.

Prasad added Dhoni’s support will be crucial for departing skipper Kohli who is looking forward to his maiden ICC Trophy. Dhoni has had a great stint with team India and led them to three ICC Trophies. The former chairman of selectors stated that what happens behind curtains is very crucial.

Planning, strategy, and homework part will be vital for India and someone, as experienced as MS Dhoni, will only add value to it. He further concluded that Dhoni’s mastermind along with Virat’s passion will do wonders for India in the high-profile event getting staged after five long years.

MS Dhoni’s support will also be vital for Virat Kohli: MSK Prasad

“MS Dhoni’s support will also be vital for Virat Kohli who is chasing his maiden ICC trophy as captain. What happens behind the doors is very-very important. The strategy, homework, discussions, and planning will be done the way classwork is done. So, someone like MSD being part of that homework and strategy will surely add value and strengthen the team to a greater extent. As I said he is a mastermind. He and Virat will do wonders for India in the World T20,” said MSK Prasad while speaking to the Times of India.

It was in 2013 when India grabbed the last ICC trophy which came under Dhoni’s rule in Champions Trophy. Moreover, India has won the inaugural edition of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup and all have come under the guidance of legendary Dhoni. Therefore, his presence alongside the team is deemed to bring great success to them. It remains to be seen if Kohli can win his first ICC Trophy this time.