Understanding body’s ability is very important, says Ramji

Published: 21st April 2013 10:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2013 10:40 AM   |  A+A-

Ramji Srinivasan,  the trainer of the Indian cricket team, believes that injuries are part and parcel of the game.

He states that however fit a player may be, he is bound to get injured at some point of time or the other as the volume of the matches has considerably gone up. He also says that the trick (to keep fit) lies in how quick a player regains his shape from injury.


In T20 you see even the fittest of players getting injured. Are injuries avoidable?

Injuries are bound to happen, they are part and parcel of any sport. The trick is how quick you respond to treatment and bounce back.

Despite good treatment, why are player injury prone & suffers from the same problem?

To make a proper comeback, one must have the problem properly scanned. The player must follow proper exercise programme and finally have a good follow up programme. Many ignore the  follow up and have recurring problems.

Is too much cricket the reason for players being injury prone?

Anything too much is not good for person.

Is it neccessary for a player skip one format to keep fit?

Skipping one format is not the norm. It all depends upon an individual player’s physique. Some can play all the formats, some cannot play more than two. Understanding one’s body’s ability to stand the workload, one should play accordingly.

Gayle due to heart problem relies more on 4’s and 6’s. Shane Watson has decided to play as a batsman while De Villiers is not keeping and playing s a batsman. Are they right in what they are doing?

Absolutely. A player knows the best about his body. By choosing one discipline and avoiding another, they have understood what their body can hold are doing accordingly.

It is a wise move as it will prolong their career.

How important is rest?

Rest plays a very important role, it is as important as training.

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