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MS Dhoni gives a pep talk to Indian coaches at the NCA

Dhoni and Jadhav joined the rest of the team in the Island for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

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MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav provide their insights to BCCI level C coaches during a program conducted by Cricket Australia coaching. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni is known for his calm and composed character. Dhoni recently presented a pep talk to Indian coaches, on his experience with the coaches and how vital it is for the team. He had a supremely successful partnership with former coach Gary Kirsten and the duo’s strong bond played a crucial role in India lifting the 2011 World Cup.

Dhoni, as a guest lecturer, addressed 25 coaches, who are taking part in the BCCI coach’s refresher course at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie was one of the coaches present during the event. Apart from him, five other Aussie coaches are attending the program.

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Simplicity is the key

Some of the top Indian coaches who were part of the lecture were Sunil Joshi, Vijay Bharadwaj, Kawaljit Singh, M Venkatramana, D Vasu, M Senthilnathan. Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, who were training at the NCA, were invited to address the gathering. The former skipper spoke about maintaining a good team environment and the importance of simplicity.

“It was more of a pep talk for the coaches from Dhoni for about 20-25 minutes. He spoke about how to maintain a good working relationship between the captain and coach so that it creates a good team environment,” one of the coaches told TOI.

Gillespie, who will be leaving the city on Thursday, said, “It was excellent listening to both MSD and Kedar. They spoke about the importance of confidence and simplicity. All the sessions have been fantastic. The local Indian coaches have been open to new ideas to complement their own coaching work, learning new things. Well done to the BCCI and CA for working together with this,” said the former Australian assistant coach.

Dhoni and Jadhav joined the rest of the team in the Island for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

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