He may have retired from the heavy duties of serving the national cricket, but MS Dhoni is still dedicated towards Cricket. The man from small town, who quit test cricket and stepped down as a captain of late, has his plans sorted out. The most successful captain of Indian team was observed training at the National Cricket Academy in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore today. England tour of India is to start from 3rd of July and the stalwart is pushing hard for showing best of his class.
After the IPL, this was probably first time he was back on field where he tried to give it all. The intense training had two sessions with a short break. Training with India’s throwdown, specialist Raghu he faced more than 100 balls. Shardul Thakur, his CSK teammate was also present and bowled in between to the wish of Dhoni. The place was quiet and there were not too many people to witness him practicing. The intensity of the training increased gradually as the pace and length were varied by Raghu. Later, Siddharth Kaul who is picked for the next series, also came and bowled a few deliveries. The age factor was visible but Dhoni was persistent in his effort. Asking Shardul about his plans for the delivery and other things, the intriguing nature of former skipper was admirable.
Playing a sport which requires an all around involvement, one needs to be properly fit. Currently at 36 years of age, Dhoni is certainly aware of his body. Though, in the recently conducted Yo-Yo Test, no signs of ageing were visible from the results but still proper care is required. Any sort of negligence to body can lead to dire consequences. This training was surely not aimed for perfection in the game, but it was rather fitness oriented. Sachin Tendulkar in his last few years was also seen training selectively at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
The sports persons in their duty give us hidden messages once in a while, given, we are willing to decipher. For the big players, professional side might be more prominent but it is true for general masses. As pointed by wise ones, a fit body can only give away to a fit mind, everyone should be conscious about themselves. And for that matter, Sports is the easiest way for its achievement.
So with all the positive hopes, we wish for a fitter you…!