August 30, 2012

New Zealand in India 2012

New Zealand batsmen need to show self-belief

Devashish Fuloria

John Wright, in the Asian Age, says that although the Hyderabad Test defeat was demoralising, New Zealand batsmen have the ability to fight it out against India. However, the first hurdles are in the mind, and the visitors need to overcome them.

Whatever your reaction to failure, your ability to still believe in yourself however is tantamount. To strengthen your resolve, sort things out and go again are necessary to survive in any professional sport. Like life, pro sport always has its ups and downs but to possess the belief that whatever happens you will get there in the long run is critical. If you don’t believe in yourself, who will? I hope each individual in the Kiwi team is thinking along those lines. Any improvement between their two Tests versus India, has to start with the mind.

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