Lesson from a recently concluded Cricket match

Being originally from India, I had to talk someday about Cricket. It is almost my duty 🙂

Just kidding – I am using something from cricket to make a point.

This was a comment made about a player in the recently concluded match in Kuala Lumpur

“If he scores runs, it is attractive, a sight to
behold. I want my players to learn from a guy like that, he’s an exceptional talent.”

“Seeing him bat, there’s not much you can do sometimes. He is such a
perfect batsman that on occasions, you see guys struggle and he does
not. I’m happy that he has come back and is scoring runs because such a
great player needs to come to the fore.”

What was interesting was that this comment was made by Brian Lara (Captain of the West Indies team) on Sachin Tendulkar (star player from India)

When was the last time you showed this kind of respect to someone from your competition?

Hats off to Lara! There is a lesson for the rest of us there.

PS – some related reading:

Ways to distinguish yourself – #77 Treat your competition with respect