Indian Cricket Team's New Way of Bonding - Music, an Anil Kumble Innovation

Updated: 04 July 2016 10:43 IST

Indian cricket team members tried their hand in drumming as part of a team-bonding exercise ahead of the West Indies tour. It was the brainchild of coach Anil Kumble

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Indian cricket team members with drums during a 'team bonding' exercise in Bengaluru. (Image credit: BCCI/ Twitter) © Twitter

Bengaluru:

Anil Kumble, India coach, has brought a refreshing change in preparation of the Indian cricket team as the members had a unique team bonding session with acclaimed actor-musician Vasundhara Das' group 'Drumjam'.

In a what can be termed as a first in Indian cricket team's team bonding exercise, the senior players along with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the 'A' team players like Varun Aaron enjoyed a jam session, where they were all seen playing drums with Vasundhara and his musical group.

BCCI released a picture of the Indian team members enjoying a musical session with Vasundhara, who has acted in critically acclaimed films like Hey Ram (with Kamal Hassan) and Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding.

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Virat Kohli enjoyed himself in an interesting team session organised by Anil Kumble. (Picture courtesy: BCCI Twitter)

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What the Indian team did was called 'Drum Circle'. It is an activity where "a group of people seated in a circle, plays drums together".

'Drum Circle' is considered to be a rhythm based activity, which is a "great way to communicate, team building, transcending barriers, improves group communication and harmony, a sense of belonging, stress-relief, discovering creativity, Energising participants, Improving focus".

The initiative was an extension to the various team building activities that Kumble has introduced, including 'Buddy Project', where players are split into groups of two with a senior player explaining his experiences in the cut-throat world of international cricket to a junior player.



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Topics : India Cricket Team Anil Kumble MS Dhoni Cricket
Highlights
  • Indian cricket team bonded over drumming in Bengaluru
  • This new exercise was introduced by coach Anil Kumble
  • India are preparing for a four-Test series in West Indies
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