Ramji Srinivasan and Gregory Allen King Behind MS Dhoni's Fitness

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Ramji Srinivasan and Gregory Allen King Behind MS Dhoni’s Fitness 

Ramji Srinivasan and Gregory Allen King Behind MS Dhoni’s Fitness
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The old saying, ‘age is only a number’ that fits well with the Indian wicketkeeper – MS Dhoni. The 37-year-old former Indian skipper is one of the fittest players in the squad. The team has left to England for the World Cup 2019.  And Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the senior-most player in the team.

Dhoni’s fitness has only been getting better with his age. The video of him beating young Hardik Pandya in a 100m dash in December 2017 still hasn’t been off of cricket fans’ mind.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team has reformed when it comes to the fitness of the team. The Indian skipper Kohli had been endorsing health and fitness throughout the world. And following him, many other Indian players have focused on their fitness under the supervision of the team’s trainer Shankar Vasu.

Ramji Srinivasan and Gregory Allen King Behind Dhoni’s Fitness

Ramji Srinivasan, Gregory Allen King, World Cup, India

However, the fitness regime of Dhoni does not follow heavy lifting like that of Kohli. It is the former Indian trainer Ramji Srinivasan and Gregory Allen King, who are credited for Dhoni’s fitness despite his age. Allen also works as a fitness trainer for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Although Ramji refused to comment on the matter when asked, a source told IANS that when it comes to fitness, Dhoni seeks the consultation of the duo.

“MS is a natural, to be honest. The energy that he has shown over the years and his fitness level even when the rest of the Indian players weren’t this focused on the area speaks volumes of his knowledge about staying fit and the requirements of a professional cricketer. Also, his love for the military forces is well known and he has closely followed their lifestyle. So, in a way, he also has a disciplined routine.

“This apart, when he does need any guidance, he goes to Ramji and Gregory and the two coordinate to chart out what is best for the former India skipper. He likes to keep things simple, and unlike some of the other Indian players, he doesn’t do clean-and-jerk or powerlifting. He would rather focus on doing core strengthening exercises and fine-tune his boxing skills. Basically, he likes to work on those areas that help him during the game,” the source explained.

The World Cup starts now less than ten days, and the teams have already announced their final squad list, with the changes made. Unlike the past World Cup events, the ten teams will be competing with each other in the group matches before the final four head for the title faceoff.

The mega event will take off with England standing up against South Africa on 30th May at The Oval stadium.

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