Kapil Dev welcomes Dhoni's appointment as team mentor

Kapil Dev says he believes a cricketer should come back to the national team set-up only three-four years after retirement and that Dhoni's appointment was a special case.

India great Kapil Dev on Friday welcomed M. S. Dhoni's appointment as the mentor of the national team for the T20 World Cup, saying it seems a special case since he has come back to the set-up only one year after retirement.

Speaking at an event here, Kapil said there should be a gap of at least three to four years for a retired cricketer to come back to the national set-up.

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"It is a good decision. I have always been of the opinion that once a cricketer retires he should come back to the set-up only after three-four years but this seems like a special case with the World Cup around the corner. Ravi (Shastri) is also down with COVID so it looks a special case," Kapil said.

BCCI on Wednesday made a surprise announcement on Dhoni's role when the squad for the T20 World Cup was named.

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