Internet Desk: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has helped his Jharkhand teammates throughout the domestic season. But today Dhoni gave some priceless tips to Bengal’s wicketkeeper batsman Shreevats Goswami, whom he will face in the second semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday.
“I have never had an opportunity to enjoy a one-on-one session with Dhoni bhai. Today since the match was postponed; I went up to him and sought his time. He obliged almost immediately. I spent good 15-20 minutes talking about my game. I was a fan but today I was more of a student,” Shreevats told the media after his meeting with Dhoni.
The former India U-19 World Cup winner talked with Dhoni about preparations before big games, the concept of bad patch and other stuff.
“Dhoni bhai said that no one exactly knows what is poor form and there is nothing called getting out of a bad patch. Often, it just takes two to three good shots while batting that will indicate that things are on right track for a player,” the Bengal keeper, who has been in good form during the season, said.
— Shreevats goswami (@shreevats1) March 17, 2017
Being a keeper himself, it’s rare opportunity to get a chance to speak to someone of Dhoni’s stature and Shreevats did not want to miss a chance to pick his brains.
“He (Dhoni) told me that if I am playing at this level, I need not worry about the basics. He spoke more about mental frame of a player at the highest level. He said that it is never possible that a player can shut out all sorts of worries ahead of a big match but the key is to ensure that external factors are kept at bare minimal. The less one thinks about the end, the better he knows about the means,” Shreevats said.
With inputs from PTI.