October 3, 2013

Australian cricket

'Playing in gullies and parks is an important part of learning'

Greg Chappell, in an interview with Derek Abraham for DNA, talks about his current stint with the Australia Under-19 team, the Twenty20 format, the complications of the Decision Review System, and the importance of education among cricketers.

I also recognised that academic education is not just the only type of education. I think being street-smart, worldly-wise, understanding how the world works is equally important. Some are technically skilled, some are good mechanics or chefs. This is equally educational. It doesn't have to only come from schools or universities alone. Guys like Dhoni and Munaf Patel didn't have too much formal education but they were smart fellows.

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