Mental conditioning coach must be constantly with the team: MS Dhoni
NEW DELHI: Former captain of India Ms dhoni He feels that the players at home are still hesitant to accept that they have any weaknesses when it comes to mental illness and that is why a mental conditioning coach must constantly be with the team.
In India, I feel that there is still a big problem accepting that there is some weakness when it comes to the mental aspects, but we generally call it mental illness. Dhoni He said as he shared his experiences with top coaches from various sports, including cricket, volleyball, tennis, and golf in a session conducted by MFORE.
Nobody really says that when I go to bat, the first 5 to 10 deliveries my heart rate is high, I feel the pressure, I am a little scared because this is how they all feel, how to deal with that?
This is a small problem, but many times we hesitate to tell a coach and that is why the relationship between a player and a coach is very important in any sport, he added.
MFORE is a non-profit initiative launched by former Indian hitter S Badrinath Together with Saravana Kumar, it aimed to offer mental conditioning programs to achieve maximum performance in sports.
Badrinath and MFORE helping these cricketers will go a long way in them understanding themselves better and going out there and performing despite the conditions and situations being difficult for them, Kohli said.
Badrinath 's former Tamil Nadu teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin He also spoke about the MFORE initiative and said: It is an extraordinary initiative on behalf of Badri. Many people address skills, talk about the mental aspect of the game. But no one can really establish a road map and say what a cricketer really needs.
How can you disconnect the mind when you are playing? These are crucial things for any athlete. Your mind constantly questions you and gives you negative vibes from within, which is natural.
Therefore, being able to create a platform for those people to ask for help is an incredible initiative. I urge people to be more honest about themselves and understand
who need help Understanding and asking for help for yourself is very brave, he added.