MS Dhoni gave Motivation Speech to Indian team players who recently will go for the West Indies tour lead by Virat Kohli for Test match series.
While he stressed on the importance of having fun, similar to the way they did during a ‘musical’ bonding session introduced by new coach Anil Kumble.
MS Dhoni also join the players for that musical bonding session and before that he joined the meeting with new coach Anil Kumble, U-19 coach Rahul Dravid and Test Captain Virat Kohli.
Meeting is for creating road map for the Indian crickets future.
Here’s his complete address:
“If we can have fun with this (playing music), we can have fun in cricket.
Most of us started playing cricket when we were five (years old). I think this is the period when Indian cricket will move forward. For the last 2-3 years, we have been talking about youngsters getting in. Now we have a set of batsmen who are into the Test arena. We have a pool of bowlers. We are not talking about two, three or four batsmen. We are talking about a lot of batsmen and we are talking about a lot of bowlers. This is the phase that will be very interesting.
All of you won’t have a very good series, some of you will fail. But with 17 Test matches (in the coming season), all of you will be successful.
It is important to enjoy the period which is tough, but if you stay together and you enjoy as a group, I don’t think there is anything that will stop you. So make sure to have a lot of fun. That’s something in Indian cricket we often don’t do because, for a lot of us, if you take cricket out of our life, we don’t have many things left. So we actually give it a lot of importance but it is important to have fun.
These 45 minutes (during the boding session) that we spent here, it does suggest that we can have fun anywhere in the world. We just need the company of us.”
Speech from : Cricketnext