Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni played an Italian game called ‘Bocce’ with the physio Tommy Simsek. It is important for the players to take a break from usual practice and have fun on the field once in a while.
The CSK physio explained the rules in the video posted by the franchise on their Instagram account. Tommy said they have to aim as close as possible to a given target for points.
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“The Italians play this game where they throw steel balls. They have one ball that is called the Jack. You have three or four other balls and whoever gets closest to the Jack gets a point. If two of your balls are closer than your opposition then you get two points,” said Simsek.
“So we use a couple of cricket balls and we play Bocce; an adapted version of Bocce. It’s first to 11 usually.”
Tommy also poked Dhoni and joked that he’s a better player than the CSK captain. “I always beat him. He is a very good cricketer, but I am much better at Bocce.”
The official Instagram account of CSK shared the video and called the game the Italian version of ‘Goli’. “Thala vs Tommy at a game of Bocce! The Italian version of Goli! #WhistlePodu #Yellove ????????,” they posted.
They are currently in Mumbai for the scheduled start to their IPL 2021 campaign on April 10 against Delhi Capitals.