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5 good qualities that we can learn from cricketers

smit shah
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England v India: 1st npower Test - Day Three
Learn focus from Rahul Dravid

Cricketers have always been role models for many youngsters. It is not just their batting, bowling or fielding that the fans admire, but it is also their attitude on and off the field that inspires one and all to be like them. Cricket has seen many iconic players over the years with every player exhibiting a unique set of qualities for fans to inculcate.

Let us have a look at 5 such qualities that can help us become a better person and excel in our careers.

#1 Focus - Rahul Dravid

The wall of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid is the epitome of the quality of focus. Dravid never lost focus from his goal of scoring runs and helping the team win matches. A rabid crowd, media pressure and opposition team's sledging never distracted him.

In one such incident when India was playing Australia in Mumbai (Border-Gavaskar trophy 2001), Dravid was supposedly caught by Michael Slater. On referring it to the third umpire it was given not out as the ball had fallen just short of Slater, as per replays.

Annoyed at the decision, Slater tried sledging Dravid and hurled abuses at him. But even after all this Dravid did not lose his cool and was extremely focused on the all-important game. After the match Slater quoted :

"Sledging Rahul Dravid was one the mistakes of my life. He did not lose his cool even when I was hurling abuses at him. I could not stomach the fact that he was single-handedly demolishing the best team in the world. When the rage wore out on me, I realised that I was an animal and he was a gentleman. He won my heart instantly."

Learn to stay focused - from Rahul Dravid, have a target in mind, focus on it and walk straight towards it, not getting bogged down by other factors.

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