Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might not play Test cricket anymore, but even during his off days, Dhoni makes sure that he is always fit and raring to go whenever he gets that opportunity. He might not be the same old Dhoni who used to finish off matches on a consistent basis, but he is still the fittest Indian cricketer around and can even beat current captain Virat Kohli or a Ravindra Jadeja in that aspect.
He is part of the Indian squad for the ODI series and a solitary T20I in Sri Lanka and will soon be joining the camp for the limited overs leg of the Sri Lankan tour. He along with teammates Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Jaspirt Bumrah and other probable candidates was called up to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore to prove his fitness.
The former captain went through the fitness test without any fuss and posted the results of his sprint in the fitness test on his Facebook page. “NCA all tests done. 20 meter in 2.91 sec. Run a 3 done in 8.90 sec. Time for heavy lunch,” Dhoni wrote. With this brisk pace, he is likely to beat even fit guts like a Kohli or a Rohit Sharma who happens to be 7 years younger to him.
NCA all tests done. 20 mtr in 2.91 sec. Run a 3 done in 8.90 sec.Time for heavy lunch
Meanwhile out of favour Indian batsman Suresh Raina might make a recall in the squad and be seen practising with his teammates. Raina last played an international match against England in the T20I series earlier in the year and his 45 balls 63 in the opening match eventually helped India win the match and later clinch the series by a 2-1 margin.
The limited overs leg will start on 20th August with the 1st ODI scheduled to be played at Pallekele. The tour will come to an end on 7th September with the solitary T20I scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Meanwhile, Team India is ruling the roost in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka and looks well set to complete a 3-0 whitewash. At tea, on the opening, day India was comfortably placed on 234/3 and looks set to score more than 600 for the 3rd time in succession.