Deccan Chronicle – Southampton: A team that stays together, plays together.


  • At least that’s what the Indian team management believes as its plans various activities during long tours which has a two-fold gain — to switch off a bit and also enjoy each other’s company off the field which is very important for on-field performances.
  • The current Indian team also actively take part in bonding sessions, which are carefully planned during an away series.
  • Before the start of the World Cup, Indian team was seen playing paint ball and now that there is a break before the next game against Afghanistan on Saturday, some bonding activities are planned.
  • At times, in a team of 15, the 12 players are divided into groups of four and they are handled by each of the three senior members.
  • Team bonding sessions have been in vogue in Indian cricket for long, only the terminology has changed with changing times.

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