Only a few players can match Ms Dhoni’s fitness at her age: coach Ramji Srinivasan

Former India team coach Ramji Srinivasan, who was a member of the support staff of World Cup-winning team MS Dhoni in 2011, says the T20 game was a spark that revolutionized the way which cricketers and athletes are preparing for today.

In an exclusive interview with CE, Srinivasan reveals Dhoni’s fitness secrets at the age of 40 and why Virat Kohli is such a remarkable athlete.

Ramji Srinivasan, MS Dhoni. Image: Twitter

He says the demands of T20 have forced cricketers to prepare psychologically and physically for a future in the game. He also believes the shorter format has helped players develop injury treatment and protection procedures.

Ramji Srinivasan on former India captain Virat Kohli’s fitness level:

Virat Kohli (Image credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli (Image credits: Twitter)

“Virat Kohli’s dedication to physical fitness is second to none. He was always the first to get up and run or go to the gym. Virat is a joy to train for any S&C coach as he has already made significant progress in his approach.After the 2012 IPL his strategy changed.Duncan Fletcher deserves a lot of credit for motivating him and believing in his ability to be a world beater.

‘MS Dhoni has the incredible reflexes of a Formula 1 driver’: Srinivasan

“MSD is a marvel, and like Sachin Tendulkar, it’s a one-in-a-billion product. Strength, agility, speed and hybrid work are all options for him. He has his own procedures in place. , which he prefers.

MS Dhoni
Mrs Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

“He has the reflexes of a Formula 1 driver and the intelligence of a five-star general. When you reach that age, few people can match the physical form MSD” Ramji Srinivasan said.

On 30 December 2014 he announced his retirement from Test cricket and in 2017 he resigned as skipper of the T20Is and ODIs. Dhoni announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on August 15, 2020.

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