Source: News Bharati English09 Nov 2016 17:54:32

New Delhi, November 9: Ace Indian Cricketer and limited overs team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said “Outdoor games will not only improve fitness of children but will also positively affect academics” at the announcement of the a tie up between Seven, a lifestyle brand named after him, and Jabong.

"We often say we don't win medals at Olympics. But we don't realise how many of our youth is playing outdoor sport. A lot of the kids are hooked to electronic gadgets."

"So my suggestion to all the parents is throw your children out of the house. Let them play in the heat. Let them find their own way," he further added.

Dhoni now only plays ODIs and T20s, has taken a long break from international cricket with India hosting England for a five-match Test series till December 20. Dhoni will be seen in action during domestic one-day tournament, before the limited overs series against England begins on 15 January.

Dhoni has been playing for India fabulously, but there have been certain critics who have taken a dig at him, asking for his removal. There have been talks on this, but selectors are happy with Dhoni's performance, as they want him to continue playing for some more years.