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Team India's bonding session: Dhoni, Rahane turn percussionists

July 03, 2016 22:01 IST

India's ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tries his hand at some drum beating

IMAGE: India's ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tries his hand at some drum beating. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Newly-appointed coach Anil Kumble has brought a refreshing change in Indian cricket team camp as the members had a unique team bonding session with acclaimed actor-musician Vasundhara Das's group 'Drumjam'.

In what can be termed as a first in the squad’s team-bonding exercise, the senior players along with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the 'A' team players like Varun Aaron enjoying a jam session, where they played drums with Vasundhara and her musical group.

Singer-actor Vasundhara Das and Anil Kumble play the drums 

IMAGE: Singer-actor Vasundhara Das and Anil Kumble play the drums. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

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

The Indian team did an routine called 'Drum Circle', 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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