India cricketer Suresh Raina has revealed that former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had been away from cricket because the end result of India’s World Cup marketing campaign final 12 months after defeat to New Zealand within the semifinal, had been practising actually laborious on the Chennai Super Kings camp earlier than it needed to be shut down because of Covid-19 pandemic. Raina additionally mentioned that Dhoni had been making ready in a different way this 12 months for IPL as in comparison with the earlier editions.
Speaking within the newest episode of Star Sports’ Cricket Connected chat present, the left-handed batsman mentioned: “The first few days he took it lightly and just focused on going to the gym but he was playing the shots beautifully and his fitness level was great and he was not getting tired.”
“His preparations were different this time, I have played with him over the years with the national side and IPL getting ready but it was different this time, so I just hope the matches can start quickly then everyone can see how well prepared he is and see what I saw myself LIVE in the two months of camp that we had,” he added.
“When someone works hard, then the prayers and blessings find their way to them,” Raina additional mentioned.
“The smartest thing was, (Ambati) Rayudu, myself, Mahi bhai and Murali (Vijay) have been batting in a gaggle and Mahi bhai bats for lengthy hours when he’s in Chennai for about 2–four hours.
“But this time he was simply not getting uninterested in batting. He was doing his gymnasium within the morning, adopted by batting for 3 hours within the night,” he added.