India wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has revealed that the secret of his fitness is a strict diet plan. The 36-year-old cricketer is still at his best in terms of fitness and those who watched him running between wickets would have known that well.
In fact, his running between the wickets is as quick as it was 10 years ago. The 2011 World Cup-winning captain has sacrificed some of his favorite foods like chocolates, soft drinks, and milkshakes to remain fit for his cricketing challenges.”You have to change. You can’t keep doing the same thing expecting different results. My food habits have changed from the time I made my debut [in 2004]. Then, it used to be butter chicken, naan, milkshakes, a lot of chocolates and soft drinks. But once I touched 28, the chocolates and milkshakes were off, and after a few years, soft drinks were off too. Then after [retirement from] Test cricket in 2015 only healthy ingredients and kebabs came in,” Dhoni said at an awards function on Monday night. The ace finisher also added that rowing machine helped him a lot in staying fit. “In Chennai [during IPL 11], I had a rowing machine in my room. I would get up, call for my breakfast and before it came in, I would do my rowing,” who scored 455 runs to help Chennai Super Kings win their third Indian Premier League title last month.