Making Teamwork Work

I have been a part of a number of teams as a player, and more recently as a coach. The need and dynamics of bringing a set of individually skilled players together and aligning their efforts towards a common goal … Continue reading

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Getting Ieamwork and Innovation Decisions Right

Both in sports and business, there are few players or companies that have had lasting success that transcends a generation. Apart from the sustained passion for their work, teamwork and innovation have always played a vital role in this success. … Continue reading

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The Individuality Conundrum

In the formative years of any cricketers there are unique situation where there is a perceived conflict between individual excellence and fulfillment of team goals. In my long career as a player, and now an administrator and referee, I have … Continue reading

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Out of the blue: Rajasthan’s road to creating history

If teammates decide to not just play with each other but also for each other, cricket could be branded a ‘team sport’ At the start of the season 2010-11, Team Rajasthan were last, placed at Number 27 of a roll … Continue reading

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A leader cannot be an armchair strategist

Anil Kumble writes about the lessons on leadership he absorbed along this career. Leadership, someone said, is about sizing up the situation and constructing the appropriate response. In my view, this is an apt description and nowhere is it more … Continue reading

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Passion and the pursuit of success

Success — this is a subjective and much sought-after, yet undefined “goal” that all of us work towards. Be it in our professional careers or in personal lives, we would like to define some targets and be successful in achieving … Continue reading

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Sports Psychology

Careers in sports have gone beyond being a pro sportsperson, a coach or a PE teacher at school. Check out some cool career options that this industry has to offer. Remember those days when parents used to look at their … Continue reading

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Staying motivated the Rocky way

Want to feel a surge of adrenalin rush and the sudden motivation to go out and achieve something? Then your best bet would be to watch a sports-based movie! A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.                                                                                                -Pat … Continue reading

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The value in values

If the four Cs discussed earlier are the bare bones of an organization and sport, the inherent values of these two entities are the muscles that cover up this framework. When you see your favourite team play on the field … Continue reading

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The view from behind

In any given cricket team, who is that one player who endures the maximum physical exercise during a match? The answer arguably is the wicket-keeper! Irrespective of the format, the keeper does mandatory squats around 120, 300 or even 540 … Continue reading

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