Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In the long run(s)

Cricket captain as psychoanalyst

Mike Brearley , former England Captain here.

Cricket captaincy ( specially in Tests) always seemed to be a more complex job compared to captaincy in any other sport . In Professional sports such as Baseball , American football the Manager or Coach has a significant contingent to advise on strategy . On the other hand , despite advice from fellow players , veterans etc. , a captain must pretty much understand , cajole , demand , strategise etc . Seems a very natural career progression.

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