Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will not charge any fee for mentoring the Indian cricket team during this month’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly told PTI on Tuesday.
The iconic former skipper was brought in as a mentor by the BCCI last month when it announced the squad for the mega-event, scheduled to start October 17.
On Tuesday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah also said that MS Dhoni will not be charging any honorarium for his services when he joins the Indian cricket team as a mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Speaking to the news agency ANI, Jay Shah said the legend wouldn’t be charging anything for his new role. He said: “MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of Indian team for the T20 World Cup,”
MS Dhoni is one of the most successful skippers to have ever in Indian cricket history, took the Indian cricket team to number 1 position. He brought home three major ICC trophies — World T20, Champions Trophy, and World Cup.
Jay Shah had said that the decision to call up the country’s most-celebrated white-ball cricketer was taken after he met Dhoni in Dubai. He had said:
“He was okay with my decision and agreed to be a Team Mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup only. I am glad that MS (Dhoni) has accepted the BCCI’s offer and he is keen to contribute to the national team once again. MS will work closely with Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,”
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni fans were left in awe of the legendary skipper for his heartfelt gesture. Soon, social media was flooded with amazing reactions from the fans to it.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Massive respect to MS Dhoni, not taking any money from BCCI for the mentor role in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. We are so lucky to have him in the Indian cricket.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) October 12, 2021
— MSDian…. (@itsmsdfg) October 12, 2021
MS Dhoni as Mentor be working for free.
Indian Cricket is blessed 😍🇮🇳
— Rohan R Shanbhag (@rony619619) October 12, 2021
— Kshitij Hemraj Kharabe (@KshitijKharabe) October 12, 2021
— Md Azharuddin (Take Vaccine ) (@azharsays_) October 12, 2021
BCCI said "MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of Indian team for the T20 World Cup.
Dhoni fans: pic.twitter.com/SOipnD8oe0
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) October 12, 2021
Main jab Honorarium ka matlab na pata ho 😭 pic.twitter.com/q49Hqww27q
— Paapsee Tannu ( Tax chor ) 2.0 🐦 (@tiranga__1) October 12, 2021