July 19, 2013

New Zealand cricket

Mathew Sinclair: a man of many skills

Earlier this week, New Zealand batsman Mathew Sinclair called time on a 13-year career. In an interview with David Leggat in the New Zealand Herald, Sinclair looks back on his life and career, including vocational stints in port work, stevedoring, fence work and retail, and shares a few regrets.

What bugs me was my (lack of) consistency within the Test environment. I felt like every game I was picked was a do-or-die situation. If I didn't score runs, I'd be dropped. My first-class record is second to none - people would say "Why can't you do that at international level?" Maybe I could have had more support to build my self-confidence. A lot of my coaching principles are around being positive. The game is hard enough as it is.

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