September 6, 2011

From cricket to rugby

Akhila Ranganna

"It is a very tough individual sport within a team game and I love watching it," says All Blacks star Conrad Smith, who played cricket right till he started university. Wynne Gray in the New Zealand Herald finds out more.

"I know enough about cricket to understand it is a cruel sport. I would never judge anyone who plays it. The mind games in that sport are cruel ... as a batsman you get one chance. In rugby if you make a hash of something you get a chance at redemption."

Akhila Ranganna is assistant editor (Audio) at ESPNcricinfo

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