Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has been playing the role of a mentor across various teams in the recent months. The 35-year old has guided Jharkhand team to semi-finals in the recently concluded Ranji trophy and have earned a name for himself due to mentoring in the dressing room.
Recently a news broke out about MS Dhoni collaborating with a residential cricket coaching school in Barasat, West Bengal as a batting mentor and as per the latest reports from oneindia.com, the hard hitting batsman could be seen taking up a similar role with Singapore Cricket Association (SCA).
The founder of the cricket school, Subhomoy Das was recently approached by the academy run by SCA and the former cricketer has revealed that he is excited to coach in Singapore.
He quoted, “Working in Singapore and developing their cricket academy to produce quality cricketer in near future is always exciting for me. So, I have agreed with the SCA terms and conditions and would like to join them only after our own project in Barasat starts.”
Das has further added that the SCA are looking to rope in MS Dhoni as well as they are keen and hopeful of having India’s most successful captain guiding their players which would play a huge part in their development.
“I also have conveyed the SCA request to Dhoni. He has already given consent to be the mentor of our Barasat Cricket Academy. I am optimistic that he will also give consent to be associated with SCA. According to SCA terms and conditions, we will have to be there in the academy for at least once a month,” he quoted.
Das has further insisted that MS Dhoni is yet to confirm on the offer but the Bengali cricketer believes that Dhoni could accept the offer as the Indian wicket-keeper is a huge fan of nurturing young talent in the country.
“Though Dhoni has not yet given consent for SCA, he is a master class for his specific and measured advice for the SCA when he heard that SCA will be launched with all U14 and U17 boys. Dhoni has said junior boys cannot be neglected. They should be provided best infrastructure and perfect teaching. Otherwise, they will not be developed at all,” conceded Das.