• Being in the moment completely!

    Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    Posted by The Doc Files

    A couple of seasons back after one of our CSK lions had hit the winning runs in an absolute must win pressure situation, I asked him as to how he managed it when he was under so much pressure and........

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  • Day One of the new season…IPL Anti Doping Seminar

    Sunday, Mar 31, 2013
    Posted by The Doc Files

    Yesterday (28th of March) kicked off the official start of the new season for us. The IPL organizers had arranged a debriefing for the Medical support staff on the Anti Doping policies of the IPL........

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  • Stay injury free like the lions

    Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
    Posted by The Doc Files

    A few months back just as I was about to scrub up to go into surgery in order to do a key-hole procedure to fix the torn ligament of a young cricketer, one of the nurses came up to me and told me........

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  • Staying Fit during the ‘Off Season’

    Monday, Feb 18, 2013
    Posted by The Doc Files

    There was a preparatory camp for the members of the Chennai Super Kings a couple of days back, where the players who aren’t part of the international team and who haven’t got much of competitive........

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  • No Gain with Pain

    Monday, Dec 17, 2012
    Posted by The Doc Files

    ‘How much is enough’ or ‘how much is too much’ was one of the topics discussed at a panel discussion I was invited to be a part of, a few weeks back, ahead of the Chennai marathon for which the........

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  • Our ever-ebullient CSK team captain

    Thursday, Nov 22, 2012
    Posted by The Doc Files

    Our ever-ebullient CSK team captain, M.S. Dhoni’s favourite word is ‘bonding’ and what an important aspect it is of a team and team-building, I personally got to experience how important indeed when........

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  • Watching from the sidelines

    Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    It’s been another frustrating week for me hoping to get some action in the Champions League T20, but having to make do with a place on the sidelines as I had to do in the IPL. I have got used to........

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  • Delhi Belly and Malinga magic

    Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    A bit of déjà vu as I send you greetings, once again, from India. The Champions League T20 is well underway and I’m looking to win another trophy with the Chennai Super Kings. Unfortunately,........

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  • Passport renewed, India here I come!

    Friday, Sep 16, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    I’m on my way to India for the Champions League Twenty20 where I’ll once again be playing for the Chennai Super Kings, but before that, a quick update on what’s taken place this week. In........

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  • Training, accolades and the Boks

    Monday, Sep 12, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    It’s been a week dominated by training with the Titans, but a good week nonetheless, as I’ve got some good work done. I’ve also been able to meet new Titans coach Matthew Maynard who finally arrived........

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  • A week to remember

    Monday, Sep 05, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    I’m back in Gauteng, training with the Titans, and reflecting on a really special week with the national squad down at the Arabella golf estate in the Cape. It really was an awesome week and I just........

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  • Charl, charity and Chennai

    Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    It’s been a pretty quiet, but interesting week, with a couple of different things on the go for me. I’ve been continuing my pre-season training with the Titans, although we’ve taken it up a notch,........

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  • Getting back to basics

    Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    I can tell you that this freezing cold weather certainly is a far cry from the warmth of the European summer or Mauritius, but despite the crazy temperatures, it’s back to work for me. I........

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  • Food, wine and cycling in Beziers

    Tuesday, Aug 02, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    My mind has just about tuned back to cricket and the timing is about right, as I’m due back in South Africa this weekend and will re-join the Titans for some pre-season training on Monday.........

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    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    I have to be honest. As I write this, I’m not feeling the strongest I’ve ever felt, after one of the bigger parties I’ve ever had. In fact, I haven’t had much sleep, but, I think it’s justified –........

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  • Another final for the Chennai Super Kings

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    So, another IPL final for the Chennai Super Kings and I’m just chuffed to have been a part of this campaign, even though I haven’t started any of the games. I’ve still learnt so much and had such a........

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  • A few days' rest and food poisoning

    Monday, May 23, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    So, we’re into the IPL play-offs, as the defending champions should be, and my guys are playing good cricket. Top of the log, as it stands, but still plenty of hard work ahead. We’re in good........

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  • About the sea….and weighing bats

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Posted by Faf du Plessis

    So, as it stands we’re sitting pretty at the top of the log, although things can change very quickly with the likes of the Mumbai Indians breathing down our necks. But, the Chennai Super Kings squad........

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  • Welcomes and Good Byes

    Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014
    Posted by Russcal

    The Auctions are now over and the Chennai Super Kings have some new players. The family has some new faces that have been welcomed. There is also some sadness as we say goodbye to some of our old........

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  • I am back

    Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
    Posted by Russcal

    Hello Super Kings. It has been a while since I have been in touch via my blog. Some of you have been following me on twitter, where I share information as and when I get it. The excitement of the........

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  • On the Road

    Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013
    Posted by Russcal

    Hi friend’s, it’s been a while since I touched base. But those following me on twitter and our FB page will be updated with what’s happening at my end. I am encouraged by the thousands of tweets and........

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  • Back in the Lions Den

    Friday, Mar 22, 2013
    Posted by Russcal

    Hey Super Kings….all well, I hope. Life has truly been hectic, challenging and fruitful. I ended my previous blog, mentioning that I was flying off to Chennai to begin planning for our new season.........

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  • Leading up to our first match

    Monday, Oct 15, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    Well friends it's been a few days since I have given you all, some interesting news on how we are doing in South Africa. For those following me on Twitter and all our millions of fans following........

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  • The African Safari begins

    Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    Whistle Podu all you Super Kings. Your team is back again and in South Africa (SA) for the Champions League. Glad to be back in touch with you all again. It has been a while and I and the team are........

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  • Two Victories and a Happy Team

    Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    The last few days from the time I wrote my last Blog has been joyful and hectic. I signed off on the 19th that saw a good team effort in beating the Pune Warriors India. This weekend will have 2........

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  • Hectic Travel

    Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    It’s been a while since I wrote my last Blog We have played two games since and we have had a hectic travel schedule. From where I finished in Delhi, we travelled to Chennai on 11th evening........

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  • Match Day and more

    Friday, Apr 06, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    April 4th Match day is super exciting. And being the first match just makes it more exciting. There is a huge buzz wherever you go in the team hotel with fans trying to get a glimpse of the........

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  • Crazy days are here again

    Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    It has been a couple of days since I posted my blog and the reason is simple – the IPL excitement is well and truly here. And believe me; I am in the middle of it all. We had organized a cake........

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  • Team Spirit is high

    Monday, Apr 02, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    If day one was a great day in terms of practice for us, day 2 of our camp was equally great and the intensity was as good or for that matter higher. The practice session that started at 4pm ended at........

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  • A great first day at the Camp

    Friday, Mar 30, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    The first day of a camp is always very special, especially when we meet as team after a long break, and when we regroup, there is a sense of excitement among players and coaching staff. Since we had........

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  • Planning is the secret

    Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012
    Posted by Russcal

    The start of a new IPL season is always very exciting. As manager of the Chennai Super Kings, the lead up to the season takes a lot of planning. I feel my role here is much more challenging due to........

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  • Looking Ahead

    Monday, Apr 02, 2012
    Posted by 5, Victoria Hostel Road

    The start of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League brings with it a lot of questions for us to answer. The composition of the side for the last four years has predominantly remained the........

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My CSK Team: 1) D Smith 2) B McCullum 3) S Raina 4) Du Plessis 5) MS Dhoni 6) R Jadeja 7) D Bravo 8) M Manhas / Vijay Sankar / Baba...
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