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Team India gets tougher

August 2, 2006
India captain Rahul Dravid goes through the paces at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, the venue for the fitness camp ahead of the Sri Lanka tri-series.

Along with the usual fitness drills and nets, Team India also underwent a rigorous three-day training at the Pegasus Centre of Excellence, which specialises in 'Outward Bound Learning' techniques, aimed at increasing tolerance levels in a fun-filled environment.

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Dravid said the camp not only helped in bonding the team further, but it also gave the players some "new experiences to think about".

"Every camp has got some element which is directed towards short term (Sri Lanka series). There is also an element which is directed towards long term.

"It gave new experiences to people who tried to get something out of their personalities.

"We had a session in Tai Chi. It is like yoga. We had heard about it and we wanted to experience it. Hopefully it might benefit them (the boys); some might even pursue it. It depends on an individual how he takes it," he said.
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
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