Mind Speaks – Indian cricket mining gold at South Africa CLT20
Indian cricket mining gold at South Africa CLT20.
As expected before the first ball of the finals played, Chennai Super Kings have won the finals of the CLT20 Cup. Watching the match and the entire series gave several interesting management perspectives. One man cannot win continuously matches for his team, especially highly competitive matches like this. This was proved by the performance of Davey Jacobs. He guillotined his and his teams chances the moment he played an over enthusiastic shot of R Ashwin’s first ball. It proved several things for the bowler and all of us. First of all, the value of following the basics, which he did, by keeping the ball straight to the stumps. Secondly and most importantly, keeping a calm and composed self on the field, even at times of victory or defeat. I wish, video of his bowling efforts at this series to be showed as an example to our other bowlers, who swear, curse and do all sorts emotional tantrums, while they lose focus and objectives. Davey also erred in brining his new ball bowler Thoron after 5 overs, instead of bringing him fresh, which may have caused the bowlers confidence. Off color M Boucher, supplemented with luck favoring him on the d-day enabled M Vijay to walk away with the Golden Bat award.
Each and every player of CSK, proved their mettle at opportunities they received. This includes R. Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Aniruddh Sreekanth and Balaji, not to leave out others including captain M S Dhoni. He has shown once again, how he means business on the field for a particular match as well as for future of his team members. The way, he handled L Balaji was excellent, giving confidence not only to the bowler by giving options for him to play in a big final, but also to other Indian bowlers, the choice he has in future, of a silent and smiling performer to add to his team.
The team spirit showed on field between all players irrespective of their nationality showed a harmonious feeling and optimism for world cricket. The encouragement to our young generation players from senior players was outstanding. The series really gave some players to stand tall amongst the crowd. I wish, the same strategy is employed by corporate organisations to promote other sports, especially football and hockey.