Dhoni's unique punishment for arriving late in meetings

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15 May 2019

Dhoni had an interesting punishment in case players arrived late

Paddy Upton, India's former mental conditional coach, has made some interesting revelations in his book 'The Barefoot Coach', especially about the Indian dressing room.

He had even spoken about Gautam Gambhir's mental toughness.

And recently, he revealed about an interesting punishment, introduced by then Indian skipper MS Dhoni for the players who arrived late for the team meetings and training sessions.

Here's more.

Punctuality

We had a very self-governing process: Upton

We had a very self-governing process: Upton

During Upton's time, Anil Kumble was the Test captain, while Dhoni took care of the white-ball squad.

They decided that it was important for every player to be on time for training sessions and team meetings, which led to the concept of penalizing the person who turned up late.

While there were a number of suggestions, the captains had the final say.

Monetary fine

Kumble suggests fine of Rs 10,000, Dhoni adds a twist

Upton further revealed that Kumble came up with the concept of a monetary fine of Rs. 10,000 for the Test squad.

However, Dhoni tweaked the punishment for the team a bit, by making the complete team accountable.

Thus, if a player turned up late, it won't be just him paying the fine, but the same would be applicable on the entire team.

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"Nobody was ever late from the one day team again"

"MS (Dhoni) said that 'yes there should be a consequence. So if somebody is late, everybody will pay a ten thousand rupees fine!' Nobody was ever late from the one day team again," recorded Upton in his book, as the move had a great impact.

Uniqueness

Dhoni is well-known to come up with unique ideas

Dhoni is well-known to come up with unique ideas

Over the years, Dhoni has given quite a few unique offerings to cricket.

While he introduced his trademark Helicopter Shot, he was acclaimed for his fearless approach to let Joginder Sharma bowl the final over in the ICC World T20 2007 final.

His ability to stay calm under pressure situations itself is idiosyncratic.

He remains one of the sharpest cricketing minds of this generation.

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Upton was India's conditioning coach from 2008-11.

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