Dhoni will not only boost morale but increase team's confidence: Kohli

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16 Oct 2021 | 01:20 PM
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Dhoni will not only boost morale but increase team's confidence: Kohli

Virat Kohli heaped praises on India’s new mentor MS Dhoni, stating that he will boost both morale and the side’s confidence

Heading into the all-important T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli’s last as a skipper, the 33-year-old insisted that having MS Dhoni as a mentor in the camp will boost both morale and increase the side’s confidence. Kohli also stated that the 40-year-old’s “eye for intricate details” and “practise advise” will help the team immensely. 

Iconic former captain Dhoni was last month brought in as mentor of India's 15-member T20 World Cup squad by the BCCI, a move that took everyone by surprise.

During a pre-tournament media interaction organised by the ICC, Kohli, who is still chasing a world title as skipper of the Indian team, expressed his delight at Dhoni's appointment.

"He has got massive experience. He is quite excited himself. He has always been a mentor for all of us. Younger guys who are playing their first major tournaments at early stages of career will benefit," Kohli said during the media session.

"His eye for intricate details and practical advice will help improve the game by one or two per cent. Absolutely delighted to have him...(His) presence will not only boost morale but also increase confidence that we already have," he added.

However, when asked about the reports of Rahul Dravid taking over Ravi Shastri's role as the head coach of the national side, Kohli insisted that he hasn't had any detailed discussion on that front. 

"No idea exactly what's happening on that front. No detailed discussion with anyone yet," Kohli said when asked about Dravid's appointment.

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