Monday, July 18, 2011

Tendulkar finds a way to challenge himself || Respect

The newly-appointed West Indies team pyschologist Rudi Webster is now on the long list of Sachin Tendulkar admirers. The pyschologist appreciates Sachin for the way he imposes himself on opponents, situations & various conditions.

Webster said, "Sachin, like any great sportsman or businessman, finds a way to challenge himself. He finds a way to get on top of tricky situations and conditions. But only the very best can manage so.Others must know to spot the situation which needs different responses. They should have that intense concentration to know when they must play against their natural instincts. They must challenge themselves to be flexible."

"Australians, for example, never needled Lara. Lara was an extremely dangerous opponent. As for others, like Sir Garfield Sobers once said, mind more than skills make a difference in their careers.
"There has to be a reason why incredibly talented cricketers don't make it to the top while lesser cricketers achieve more than their skills deserve," he added.

Webster mentions two Indian cricketers -- Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh -- in the same breath as he finds the duo incredibly talented.

"Virender Sehwag is one another incredible talent. I haven't seen many who can time a cricket ball better than him. He too is a cricketer who loves to impose himself on a cricket field. But he would be still a better batsman if he respected conditions and opponents once in a while," he said.

"Yuvraj Singh is another. Not just as a one-day batsman but I feel he should have really made it big in Test cricket. It's just not his timing, his entire talent as a cricketer is striking," feels the Englishman, who played first class cricket for Warwickshire.

The Englishman has been hired by the West Indies Cricket Board to boost the team's morale ahead of the second test against India starting today. India lead the test series 1-0 and are looking to create history by winning the second test at Bridgetown where no Indian team has previously won.

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