India under pressure, that’s why they have appointed Dhoni as a mentor – Tanvir Ahmed

MS Dhoni is the mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup in the UAE. Ahead of the global event, Virat Kohli announced that he will step down as team India’s T20 captain after the tournament in the UAE. Former Pakistan cricketer Tanvir Ahmed said that these decisions were taken because India is under pressure.

He further added that most of the Indian players in the World Cup squad weren’t amongst the top performers of the IPL.

“On paper, there is no doubt that India is a top team. The way they have played cricket around the world, but you have to look at recent performances. Firstly, I’d like to talk about Virat Kohli. He was under a lot of pressure and he quit T20 captaincy. He said I won’t captain in T20s as my performances have not been great.

“Then, maybe they were under pressure so they are taking MS Dhoni as a mentor. Even if you look at the IPL, the players in India’s squad were not among the top 10 performers. Their spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have not done very well, so of course, there will be pressure,” Ahmed said in a program with ABP News and ARY News.

He also said that Pakistan have more experience of playing in the UAE and the team will have an edge over India.