The way MS Dhoni’s ‘unique punishment’ maintains team punctuality!

India’s former mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton, on Wednesday, revealed that when MS Dhoni took over as the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 50-over format, the cool skipper came up with a unique idea to ensure everyone’s punctual participation in the team meetings and training.

The way MS Dhoni's 'unique punishment' maintains team punctuality!

“When I joined the team, Anil Kumble was the captain of the Test team and MS Dhoni was the captain of the ODI team. We had a very self-governing process. So we said to the team ‘is it important to be on time for the practice and team meetings?’ Everyone said yes it is,” Upton said during a media event in Kolkata with his new book ‘The Barefoot Coach.’

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“When we had the conversation with the one day team, captain MS (Dhoni) said –

“if somebody is late, everybody will pay 10,000 rupees fine!’ Nobody was ever late from the one day team again,”

Upton further continued.

Upton praised the former Indian skipper for his cool demeanor for what Dhoni has been appreciated all around throughout his career, “His real strength is his calmness and composure, regardless of the situation of the game. Being such a strong leader, using his level-headedness in tough situations, he gives the other players permission to remain calm and composed.”

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