MS Dhoni: Football, badminton, hockey and other sports he excels at

first_imgLast Updated: 11th September, 2019 13:49 IST MS Dhoni: Football, Badminton, Hockey And Other Sports He Excels At We are well aware that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a man of many talents. Click here to know more about all the other sports the keeper-batsman excels at. 1 year ago MS Dhoni sports bandana in cool new look after Army stint, at Jaipur Devika Pawar 1 year ago Surrey Cricket says this wicket-keeper has quicker hands than MS Dhoni 1 year ago Anil Kumble makes a huge claim about MS Dhoni’s career, details here WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT 1 year ago Rishabh Pant surpasses MS Dhoni, fastest keeper to reach 50 dismissalscenter_img Written By FOLLOW US 1 year ago CSK delete sexist tweet on PV Sindhu’s WC Gold, apologises later Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most successful captains of the Indian Cricket Team. The former skipper has proved his talent and worth, gaining a loyal fan-base worldwide. If you have seen ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016), you are familiar with a variety of his hidden talents. Before establishing himself as a cricketer, Dhoni used to dabble in all kinds of sports. Let’s take a look at all types of games MSD has played till date:MS Dhoni: Football, badminton, and other sports he excels atDhoni’s reflexes are the foundation of his exceptional wicket-keeping skills. It was also why a 12-year-old Mahi opted as a football goalkeeper. If not for his first coach Keshav Banerjee, Mahendra would never have taken up cricket. The coach spotted Dhoni’s talent early-on and coaxed him to train as a wicketkeeper. Mahi picked up the necessary skills, albeit slowly. He then played for the local cricket club, which made him the player we all see today. Even today, Dhoni loves to flaunt his football skills and has played for several charity matches in Mumbai. He was also spotted playing football with Bollywood actors like Arjun Kapoor. The keeper-batsman himself admits that football played a significant role in his career. He was selected for district and club level football in school.Also Read: Anil Kumble Makes A Huge Claim About MS Dhoni’s Career, Details HereMS Dhoni’s badminton prowessMS Dhoni’s badminton prowess is not popularly known. Just as for football, he had qualified at the district and club level for badminton. He excelled at the game and used to play it to keep himself in shape. Later in his career, Dhoni still played badminton in his spare time. In an interview, Mahi admitted that badminton too, helped him stay fit. He usually frequents badminton courts at stadiums.Also Read: Rishabh Pant Surpasses MS Dhoni, Fastest Keeper To Reach 50 DismissalsMS Dhoni unwinds with billiards and volleyballMahi usually opted for Billiards or Pool, to increase his concentration for a game. Recently, he was spotted playing Pool before his return as the Chennai Super Kings captain. He was also captured on film while playing volleyball with his army battalion. Additionally, he also indulges in a game of golf once in a while. MSD celebrated National Sports Day by playing golf with cricketer Kedar Jadhav.Also Read: MS Dhoni Sports Bandana In Cool New Look After Army Stint, At JaipurLooking at the assortment of sports Dhoni plays, it is safe to conclude that he is a man of many talents. The cricketer is also an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army. MS also co-owns the Indian Super League team ‘Chennaiyin FC’ with Abhishek Bachchan and industrialist Vita Dani. During his captaincy, the Indian Team won the ICC World Twenty20 (2007), the Asia Cups (2010 and 2016), the ICC Cricket World Cup (2011), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2013). Mahi last played for India on 9th July 2019, which was an ODI against New Zealand. Also Read | CSK Delete Sexist Tweet On PV Sindhu’s WC Gold, Apologises Later WATCH US LIVE First Published: 11th September, 2019 11:06 IST LIVE TVlast_img read more

MercyOne North Iowa sets aside 45 beds specifically for any future COVID-19 surge

first_imgMASON CITY — The president of MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is applauding the good response and hard work by his staff that has taken place since the COVID-19 crisis started. Rod Schlader says a lot of that hard work went into establishing the off-site testing location at the North Iowa Events Center which opened a week ago. “I’m really proud of our team for working diligently and quickly to put those testing options out there for our patients. This is an example of how we innovate to lessen the exposure to the community as well as our colleagues.” Schlader says they have been transitioning part of their 228 available patient beds in case there’s a surge of COVID-19 in the region.   “We’re putting the finishing touches on making available to COVID patients, we’ll have 45 beds available just for either suspected patients or COVID-positive patients. I want the community to know that we do have a surge plan.” Schlader says they are also making plans in the event those 45 beds aren’t enough.   “That’s not our only surge plan, we’re doing it in phases. We’re trying to play the ‘what if’ scenarios if that 45 beds isn’t enough. We’re working on our next tier, and then the next tier after that with Cerro Gordo County Public Health.” MercyOne North Iowa this week increased their visitor restrictions, with no visitors being allowed into the hospital except in cases of children being admitted to the hospital, maternity unit, and patients receiving end-of-life care as determined by medical professionals.last_img read more