The former Indian leader MS Dhoni has always been known for taking calculated risks and remain calm during crunch situations. But he's honest enough to admit that he feels hot when things get too complicated. By supporting MFORE, who was sacked by former Indian player S Badrinath alongside entrepreneur Saravana Kumar , Dhoni gave his opinion on the often overlooked mental health problem.
"In India I think there is always a big problem with accepting a certain weakness with regard to the mental aspects, but we generally call it mental illness," Dhoni said in a session with coaches. From various major sporting disciplines before the nationwide lockdown.
"Nobody really says that when I go to bat, the first 5 to 10 deliveries my heart rate is elevated, I feel pressure, I'm a little scared because that's what everyone feels, how do you handle that? " Note the captain of the winning World Cup team.
"It's a small problem, but we often hesitate to talk to a coach about it, so the relationship between a player and a coach is very important for any sport," said Dhoni, who did not participate in an international match. After the start of the semi-final of the Indian World Cup last July.
Stressing the importance of the mental fitness trainer, Dhoni said: "The mental fitness trainer should not be the one who comes for 15 days, because when you come for 15 days, you only share the experience. If the mental fitness coach is still with the player, he can understand the areas that affect his sport. "
Badrinath believed that MFORE's main objective was to eliminate mind-induced interference and allow the athlete to reach his true potential.
"We have been working on this project for about 8-10 months. What we have is a group of 20-25 coaches and sports psychologists from around the world. Our idea is to make the athlete interact with them. We can then to propose specific programs, we have essentially created a platform which allows the athlete to regularly do his mental training. "