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Dhoni wanted the boys to give it their 100 per cent: Aaron

By Saurabh Malhotra -

Varun Aaron, first choice skipper of the Jharkhand team, has credited MS Dhoni for the improvement in the side's performances over the last two seasons. Dhoni has spent considerable time with the team as mentor and played the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015/16 as well.

In a chat with CricketNext, Aaron stated that Dhoni always wants the boys to focus on giving their best and be disciplined, he said, “He would be intense during trainings and he would pick out little issues and discuss them with the players. It is a young side and at times, the attitude was slightly laid back. But Dhoni would have none of it. He wanted the boys to give it their 100 per cent. For him, the process has always been more important than the outcome.

“Let’s be honest, we all know that Dhoni is a man of few words. You will never find him chatting around. But every word he utters is gold. And that is what he did with our team in the last two years. His involvement has been exemplary. He could have easily come, done his training and left. But no, he would spend time with the boys and he was there to erase all doubts that the youngsters had.” he added.

Aaron said Dhoni made himself approachable to the boys and that he made everyone feel comfortable, “He has been very approachable and if you see, he was there for the team. Even during the semi-finals, he was right there, egging the boys on. At the start of the season also, he was always there, waiting to help out the boys. He ensured that the boys didn’t feel overawed in his presence,” Aaron concluded.