There are solely two sorts of sportsmen and ladies within the opinion of Sir Garfield Sobers. These born with a pure means to realize one thing particular and people who should put in much more effort to realize the identical outcome as a result of they lacked the pure capability.
However, in both case, says Sobers, exhausting work is the one path to success. “Individuals name me a genius. I do not know a lot about geniuses. However I do consider that what I achieved was not simply due to the power that I used to be born with but in addition as a result of I labored arduous,” stated the Barbadian, addressing a choose gathering of ex-cricketers and connoisseurs in Mumbai on Sunday (November 22).
Capacity alone, he says, isn’t enough as a result of one’s set to work onerous to make it work. “And I feel that’s the place I feel I capitalized. I labored onerous,” stated the legendary all-rounder who has 8032 runs and 235 wickets from ninety three Checks.
Reminiscing, Sobers stated that the West Indies of the 50s and the 60s travelled to the UK with the only purpose of incomes the respect of their opposition. “When you have been an Indian or West Indian in England, they all the time felt their cricketers have been higher though they knew you have been nearly as good as them. It is simply that you simply needed to endure much more to show your self,” Sobers stated concerning the challenges confronted earlier than the ‘trueconnoisseurs‘ of cricket acknowledgedhis means.
Recounting his days as a younger cricketer who was in awe of his elder brother Jerry, Sobers added: “Once I inform people who I used to be not nearly as good a batsman as my brother Jerry, individuals do not consider it. He was higher than Seymour Nurse and people who’ve seen Seymour will know what I am saying,” he stated, chatting with a crowd that had ex-cricketers Madhav Apte, Ajit Wadekar, Dilip Doshi, Farokh Engineer, Dilip Vengsarkar and others within the viewers.