From cricket to running
Former New Zealand opening batsman Mark Richardson tells Peter Thornton in the New Zealand Herald how he finds discipline in long-distance running and is now addicted to it.
It is a mental battle and it was the same in cricket. I tried to bat time and with control at about 80 per cent. New Zealand Cricket is struggling with that at the moment - we don't pace our innings. For me the key to batting was being patient and the end of the innings was the finish line.
Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo