A quick lesson about the value of mentors and teachers

Coming from India, I have to say cricket is my weakness. So much that there is only one site bookmarked on my blackberry and it is CricInfo. Just keeping the priorities right 🙂

I was reading the story of a young spinner Pragyan Ojha who just got selected into the Indian Test Squad for the upcoming series. It was a fascinating story that highlights the need for mentors and teachers in our lives. I am fortunate to have had mentors for decades now and it has made all the difference in my life.

Here is an excerpt from the article

It wasn’t always so with Ojha. Talented but also afflicted by youthful frivolousness, he didn’t seriously start working on his game till the 2006-07 Ranji season. Kanwaljit Singh and Vivek Jaisimha, the bowling coach and head coach of Hyderabad, think the opening game of the season against Maharashtra in Karad was the turning point of Ojha’s career.

Hyderabad were bowled out for 385 in the first innings and the captain, VVS Laxman, Kanwaljit and Jaismiha decided it was time to have a chat with Ojha. “We told him, look you are our strike bowler,” Kanwaljit says. “This is a wicket aiding spin and we are confident you can run through them. Show us you can.” Ojha took 6 for 84 and his first small step towards maturity.

And link to the full article is here:

CricInfo: A spinner comes of age

Enjoy your week!