CRICKET- Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni employed a very innovative idea to tackle latecomers in training when he was captain of the national team in the 50-over format, India’s former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton has revealed.
During the launch of his new book ‘The Barefoot Coach”, Upton shared how former captains Anil Kumble and Dhoni came up with ideas to deal with latecomers.
Upton said Kumble initially decided that every latecomer should be fined Rs 10,000 but Dhoni came up with a better suggestion. He said that if a player was late, the rest of the side would pay up Rs 10,000 each.
“So if somebody is late, everybody will pay 10,000 rupees fine!' Nobody was ever late from the one day team again," Upton said.
Upton also praised Dhoni for his calmness and composure and called him a great leader.