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MS Dhoni’s inspirational speech to the Indian team

With the young Indian Team all set to embark on their journey to  West Indies, former Test skipper MS Dhoni has given an inspirational speech to motivate the players.
The limited overs’ captain asked the players to enjoy the game and learn from failures.
“It is important to have fun while you playing and if you back each other, success will follow you eventually,” said Dhoni.

The speech came after the players participated in a bonding session over musical instruments alongside a bunch of musicians.

Dhoni, who retired from the longest format of the game after the 2014-15 tour of Australia,began on a lighter note by saying that the players agreed that this was the first time they were playing such musical instruments.

“We started 45 minutes back (with the drum session) and most of us agreed that it is the first time we played any instrument. So we can have fun like this, we can have fun in cricket,” those were Dhoni’s initial words
“Most of us started cricket when we were five. I think this is the period where Indian cricket will move forward. Last two-three years, we were talking about the youngsters getting into the Test arena.
“Now we have a set of batsmen who are into the Test arena, we have a pool of bowlers. I am not taking about two or three batsmen or bowlers, I am talking about a pool of bowlers and batsmen. That is why this coming phase will be very interesting,” said Dhoni further.

Dhoni stressed on the fact that winning and losing is a part of the game and the youngsters should enjoy every phase as a team.

“All of you will not have a very good series but if you stay together in these 17 Test matches, all of you would be successful. It is important to enjoy a period which is tough. Till you enjoy as a group, I don’t think there is anything that can stop you.

“So make sure you have a lot of fun because, in Indian cricket,it is something we don’t do often. Cricket is too much for us. For a lot of us, if you take cricket out of our personal lives, there is not much left. But it is important to have fun. The 45 minutes that we have spent here suggest that we can have fun anywhere in the world. We just the need the company of us,” Dhoni added.

India will begin their four-Test series against the West Indies on July 21 after playing a couple of warm-up matches on their 49-day tour of the Caribbean.

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