June 4, 2012

New Zealand cricket

Ryder stays on right path in IPL cauldron

Carlyle Laurie

New Zealand’s opening batsman Jesse Ryder's psychologist Karen Nimmo told Andrew Alderson, from the Herald, that Ryder’s conduct was "exemplary during trying circumstances" playing for the Pune Warriors in the IPL.

“It is a party environment but we achieved what we wanted. I'm proud of his [Jesse's] efforts. We had a plan in place and we stuck to it," Nimmo said. “The IPL is an eye-opener on a different sporting scale to anything I've seen before. There is a fair bit of drum-beating and the red carpet is rolled out regularly for the players. They are mobbed, touched and photographed at every turn. They mingle with billionaires and stay in palatial hotels. That is not normal for young men. It must be hard to keep your head. Jesse is a modest guy in that way. He just wanted to avoid all that hype."

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