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  • Writer's pictureAustin Coutinho

Mastering the Art of Focus: Insights from the Greatest All-rounder

Gain valuable wisdom from Garry Sobers, the greatest all-rounder in cricket history, as he shares his insights on staying in the moment and maximizing focus on the pitch. Learn his effective techniques for maintaining concentration, relaxing during downtime, and letting go of past performances to achieve peak performance in cricket

"In my experience as a batsman, staying focused and in the moment is crucial. When the bowler delivers the ball, I concentrate intensely. But once the ball reaches the wicketkeeper and the bowler starts walking back, I relax.

“Many players get worried about a ball that beats them, and they keep thinking about it even when the bowler is about to bowl again, which affects their concentration. For me, as long as I'm not out, I don't dwell on it. I rest or take a walk on the pitch, do a bit of gardening. It's a common practice to relax and maintain concentration. When the bowler starts to bowl, I start thinking again.

“Having a relaxing period (a few moments) where nothing happens is important. I let go of what's gone. This method helps me stay focused for a long time.”

- Sir Garfield Sobers

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