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by Brian Davis

What makes cricket a unique game is that the character of the person participating is shaped and revealed in his approach, dynamism and entire outlook on life. This means that he has to have enormous self-confidence especially if he wants to make it to the top.

There are many pitfalls and tests to his personality as it is just not skill alone; mental attitude also plays a huge part in his development. For instance, a player with ball sense, coordination, perfect timing, the strength and courage to bowl fast, the gift of strong and supple fingers to be a tremendous spinner of the ball, would get nowhere unless he loves the sport with a passion.

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