- Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a mentor in Team India for the T20 World Cup
- During the practice match against Australia, Dhoni taught the tricks to Pant
- India beat Australia by 8 wickets in their second practice match
- India has to play its first main match against Pakistan on 24 October.
Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the mentor of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup. During the World Cup practice match against Australia on Wednesday, Dhoni was teaching wicketkeeping skills to Rishabh Pant.
The 40-year-old Dhoni was working very closely with Pant. Pant is working very hard before Super 12 starts.
Dhoni has captained India in many ICC events. His experience will be of great use to India in this T20 World Cup. Along with this, this experienced and one of the best wicketkeepers in the world, Dhoni will also teach some tricks to Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan. This will greatly benefit both these young wicketkeepers.
The 24-year-old was practicing with a single stump outside the boundary line during the practice match against Australia. Dhoni was teaching him the skill of under-arm throw.
Pant will have an important role in the Indian team in the T20 World Cup. The recently concluded World Cup in UAE also saw that spinners get a lot of help on these pitches. In such a situation, Pant will have to be very careful and agile behind the wicket.
After the drill, there was a long discussion between the two. Dhoni was teaching Pant that after all, in the UAE, the wicketkeeper should stay as low as possible for a long time.
India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the practice match. India have won both their practices. The main match of the Indian team will be against Pakistan from October 24.