MS Dhoni during practice session for CSK. (Source: Twitter)

Former India captain MS Dhoni has opened up about how too gets under pressure at times. In a press release by MFORE— an initiative offering mind conditioning programs to achieve peak performance in sports, Dhoni said, “I feel there is still a big issue of accepting that there is some weakness when it comes to the mental aspects, but we generally term it as mental illness.”

“This is a small problem but a lot of times we hesitate to say it to a coach and that’s why the relationship between a player and coach is very important be it any sport,” said Dhoni.

Dhoni hasn’t played competitive cricket since India’s exit from the World Cup 2019 after losing to New Zealand in the semi-final.

Though, he did begin to practice with his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) before the lockdown was announced in Chepuak.

Earlier, the World Cup-winning captain was also ommitted from the list of BCCI contracted players.

Later, the CSK skipper left the training camp. The world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outburst. The Indian Premier League was initially postponed till April 14 before eventually getting postponed for an idefinite time.

India had only one tour this year when theyr visited New Zealand and won the T20I series but lost the Tests and ODIs. Dhoni was also missing from the limited-overs setup during this tour as well.

The Men in Blue were slated to play an ODI series against South Africa. The first match was washed away due to rain while the other two were called off due to COVID-19 outbreak but Dhoni wasn’t a part of this series as well.