Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biggest specialty is to maintain his patience in adverse conditions and guide his team to victory. Dhoni has done many such acts for Team India, in which he has made the impossible into possible. Dhoni knows how to achieve his goal by staying cool even under worst and opposing conditions. The veteran of 350 ODIs has now kept his perspective on the need for mental fitness.
Dhoni kept his views on the issue of mental health while supporting MFORE’s initiative ‘Mental Adaptation Program’ to achieve top performance in sports. In a release issued by MFORE, Dhoni was quoted as saying, “I think it is still a big issue in India to accept that there is a weakness on the mental aspect but generally we call it mental illness.”
Dhoni was discussing ongoing mental health with coaches related to different sports. MFORE said that Dhoni made this remark during talks with coaches of various sports. The event was held before the lockdown was implemented nationwide due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Dhoni, who has been away from international cricket since India’s defeat in the World Cup semi-finals in July last year, said, “Nobody really says that when I go out to bat, my heartbeat increases from the first 5 to 10 balls.” it occurs. I feel pressured. I am also a little scared because everybody feels the same way. ‘