Ravi Ashwin and MS Dhoni resort to online cricket coaching amid lockdown in the country

Outbreak of the Coronavirus has brought life to a standstill but the duo is finding a way to train the youngsters.

MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin
MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin are the two Indian cricketers who have an exceptional brain for cricket. Apart from being actively involved with the sports, both the cricketers have tried to give something back as well. Ashwin has set up an academy in Chennai where he and his father are involved in coaching young kids. On the other hand, MS Dhoni also has his own academy. MS Dhoni Cricket Academy has branches all over the country and it aims to bring out talents by giving them a proper opportunity.

With the outbreak of coronavirus and the country going into lockdown, it has been difficult to continue proper training. However, MS Dhoni and Ashwin have both found a solution to counter this situation and still provide adequate training to the students of their respective academies. The two cricketers would be providing online classes to the kids which aim to provide knowledge about the game even though the physical activities are restricted.

Ashwin directly involved while MS Dhoni giving inputs to coaches

MS Dhoni is not directly involved with the operations of his academy. But according to the reports in the Times of India, the former Indian captain is providing the coaches with inputs which are later shared to the kids via online classes. Satrajit Lahiri, the chief of coaches of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket Academy has revealed that all the videos have been watched by many users on the online platforms.

“We are clocking almost 10000 views across all platforms for every video. We have an app called Cricketor where we regularly upload demo drills. The trainees also need to upload their videos so that we can keep a tab on their activities. We give feedback accordingly,” Lahri had revealed recently.

Ravi Ashwin has been trying to engage with his students via online platforms. The online classes are aimed to give proper mindset training for young kids. It also keeps the trainees prepared for the time when all sports can resume. Ashwin has been providing inputs to the students on how they can keep themselves fit during this time.

With the spread of COVID-19, the lockdown in India is likely to be extended. Hence, trainees are likely to get assistance from their respective academy through video conferences until things settle down.