The former Indian skipper Kapil Dev welcomed MS Dhoni's appointment on Friday as the National Team Mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup, stating that this is a special case as he returned to the team just a year after retirement.
Kapil said at an event that it would take at least three to four years for retired cricketers to return to the national setup.
"This is a good decision. I have always been of the opinion that once a cricketer retires, he should come back to the setup only after three-four years, but this seems to be a special case of the upcoming World Cup. Ravi (Shastri) is also down with COVID, so it looks a special case," Kapil said.
The BCCI unexpectedly announced Dhoni's role on Wednesday when the squad for the T20 World Cup was announced.
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