Monday, August 6, 2018

Sunday Cricket Lessons - Most Don't Even Know What They are Good At

I was chatting with Baig sir about the seam position and how some swing bowlers get the seam to be upright after release and thereby get a pronounced swing movement in the air. 'I envy those bowlers,' I said. 'My seam wobbles in the air.'

'No no,' said Baig sir. 'You have good seam position. 9 out of 10 times the seam is upright and going well. This is the problem with most people. You don't know what you are good at and what you are doing right.'
I was taken aback. All my life I thought that the seam wobbled after I released it. This was news.

And then I wondered, how much such stories I believed about myself - good and bad - which were probably way off the mark. 

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