We have not yet seen the last of MS Dhoni in IPL: KL Rahul

MS Dhoni’s appointment as the team’s mentor for the T20 World Cup is “fantastic,” according to Indian opener KL Rahul.

In an unprecedented step, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose the former captain for the position.

MS Dhoni is one of the best captains in the history of the game, having won all three ICC tournaments during his tenure – the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup, and 2013 Champions Trophy.

The 40-year-old recently led his IPL outfit Chennai Super Kings to their fourth title. He is currently with the Indian team in Dubai.

Because the club has spent so much time with him previously, having him back in the locker room brings a sense of tranquility, according to Rahul.

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“Obviously, MS Dhoni back with the team feels amazing because we have played under him and we have looked towards him as a mentor even when he was our captain,” Rahul said in a clubhouse session for Red Bull, as per reports on ESPN.

“We loved having him in the dressing room when he was the captain, we loved the calmness. We have all looked up to him to help us out, to have him here is amazing.

“This gives us a sense of calmness; I have enjoyed spending time with him in the first two to three days and it has been a lot of fun.

“Looking forward to chewing his brain about cricket, captaincy and all things cricket,” he added.

KL Rahul talks about Dhoni

Dhoni’s fitness was praised by KL Rahul, who admitted that he could compete with the current crop of Indian players. He went on to say that he, like everyone else, would want to see him play in another IPL season.

“None of us are sure that IPL 2021 final was his last game. I do not think, I would love to see MS Dhoni play for a lot more years if he could.

“I think Dhoni can give any of us stiff competition, he definitely is a guy who can hit the ball furthest, he is very strong and he is good between the wickets. He looks the fittest, it is good fun to have him,” Rahul added.

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