Life Lessons You Learn From Cricket Posted By Abhimanyu

Life Lessons You Learn From Cricket
Cricket is not just about Batting, Bowling, Fielding, Winning or Losing, it’s more than that because it teaches valuable life lessons. You must be wondering what life lessons it teaches? Then let me share some examples with you which I experienced while watching different cricket matches.

1) Never Underestimate Your Opponent: On the eve of Sachin Tendulkar’s hundredth international century, India lost to Bangladesh and he said a beautiful line in post-match interview which is “The opponent always plays to win too, you must grasp that".  This proves that you cannot underestimate anyone. Everyone has the power to surprise anyone at any point of time.

Stay Committed To Your Profession Or Cause:
During the 4th test match at Antigua in the year 2002 Anil Kumble took several Windies wickets after bowling continuously with a broken jaw to register a massive first innings lead. This shows being committed towards your profession or cause at any circumstances can give you fruitful results.

Leading By Example:
On 5th day of the 3rd test at Sydney between South Africa and Australia, South Africa were nine down and were struggling to save the game. Then at No.11 South African captain Graeme Smith came out to bat with a broken hand in order to save the test match which he did on surviving 8.2overs. This incident proves the quote that A Leader leads by Example.

Never Give Up:
At MCG on 3rd November 2010 Sri Lanka were 107/8 in 25.2 overs against Australia and were in need of 133 more runs to win the game that’s when Malinga walked in and made a record 132 runs 9th wicket partnership with Matthews to ensure a miracle win. This incident proves that keeping trying and never stop working for your goals.

5) Just Hang On When Nothing’s Going Your Way: Virat Kholi was struggling to score runs in his first outing on Australia soil but in the 2nd innings of the 3rd test match when wickets were falling at the other end he hanged in there and scored a half century against Australians followed by a maiden test century in the 4th test match. This incident proves the more you hang on the more mature you become to tackle the problems.

Team Work Helps In Achieving Big:
The 2011 World Cup win for Men in Blue is the best example of Team Work. The bowlers performed their job beautifully, the batting unit scored runs and the fielding was outstanding throughout. The division of work was done appropriately due to which each player knew what he was supposed to do. This example proves that though individual brilliance helps to win matches but it’s the team which comes together to lift a World Cup.

Nothing Is Impossible:
The epic 5th ODI between South Africa and Australia played at Wanderers stadium on 12th march 2006 is the best example of nothing is impossible because South Africa chased a record total of 435 in 49.5overs with just one wicket in hand. This incident proves anything is possible only when you believe in yourself and have confidence in your ability.

Comeback Is Inevitable:
The greatest comeback from the mouth of defeat is by Team India in 2001 at Eden Gardens against the best test playing nation of that time the mighty Australians. A first innings deficit of more than 250 runs India was given follow on. In that case, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid batted throughout the day to put a relentless show which turn the tables around; India won the match on the 5th day and hence Clinching the test series. 

I know these thoughts never crossed your mind while you were glued to your sofa in front of TV sets. Hope they will now that you have
 read this post or you will discover new lessons which are not listed. In any case it’s a win-win situation. But if you want to know more life lessons through learning cricket then look for cricket coaching classes at

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