'You need his brain in the dugout' - Michael Vaughan feels India made 'greatest decision ever' by appointing MS Dhoni as mentor for T20 WC

Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan showered praise on CSK skipper MS Dhoni.

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MS Dhoni is known to be a street-smart cricketer. Hailed as one of the greatest captains that the game has seen, Dhoni has a legion of followers for the way he has led both the Indian cricket team as well as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side.

And, after the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) that took place on 25th September 2021, former England cricketer Michael Vaughan showered praise on Dhoni.

Vaughan stated that Dhoni realized Glenn Maxwell was going to bowl a few more overs and promoted Ambati Rayudu ahead of Suresh Raina to counter the Bangalore off-spinner. Vaughan added that it was ‘street smart’ cricket from Dhoni.

“If you look at the CSK batting lineup, they change it depending on the pitch and who is bowling. MS Dhoni realized that Maxwell is going to bowl again, and so, CSK threw a right-hander. That is smart cricket, and that is being flexible with your batting lineup,” said Michael Vaughan in a chat on Cricbuzz.

MS Dhoni is the greatest ever T20 captain: Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan continued to shower more praise on MS Dhoni. The 46-year-old opined that MS Dhoni is the greatest ever T20 captain, and added that India’s decision to rope in Dhoni as the mentor of the Indian cricket team for the 2021 T20 World Cup is the greatest decision that the Indian T20 side has ever made. Vaughan concluded by stating that the Indian cricket team needs someone like Dhoni in the dugout for the T20 World Cup this year.

“You have got the greatest ever T20 captain (Dhoni), and there was a bit of a commotion when he was put as the mentor for the T20 World Cup. Why would India want MS Dhoni in that role? It is the greatest decision that the Indian T20 team has made. You need that kind of brain in that dugout. Dhoni is a natural at what he delivers,” concluded Vaughan.

MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15th August 2020.