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Brian Lara shares how he imparts knowledge to young players
By SMCS - Apr 25, 2022 3:34 pm
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batting coach Brian Lara has recently shared how he has imparted his knowledge to young cricketers in the ongoing IPL 2022. However, the batting legend was appointed the batting coach of SRH before the season. And, his impact can be seen widely, as Hyderabad have won five games on the trot after having started with consecutive defeats as well.

Marco Jansen
Marco Jansen bowled a phenomenal opening spell

Lara has stated that it is more about man-management and understanding every player as well. While speaking in a video shared by the SRH, the former player said: “I think yes, there are different ways of going about getting a youngster to understand what you’re talking about trial and error; he may just go through a period of trial and error where you know just through failure; he understands what’s happening. Some others grasp the opportunity quicker. And even before they get to the failure, they understand where you’re coming from.”

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Brian Lara added: “So you have to have that side of you where you can put your hand around the shoulders of the young ones that are not doing well. And then the others that you just need to use to sort of push in the right direction, and they understand what you’re doing. It’s a learning process. It’s a lot of man-management, and being able to understand each other and every player and what makes him tick.”

Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma scored a match-winning fifty

Meanwhile, SRH opener Abhishek Sharma has become the most-improved batsman in this edition of the IPL. After a couple of poor shows at the start of the tournament, he has found his rhythm. He is SRH’s highest run-scorer this season with 220 runs in seven games at an average of 31.43 as well. On the other hand, their young pacer Umran Malik has impressed with his ability to clock 150 kph consistently. And, SRH pace bowling coach Dale Steyn has praised him. However, SRH will try to continue the winning streak when they take on Gujarat Titans on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium as well.

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He said, “There is a period of my career, and I’m sure in Brian’s career, whether it was just as difficult, you know, and I was sitting in the same shoes as that player. So I try and put myself back into that space and remember when I was struggling with a particular thing, and we’re trying to work out something and, give them tips on how I did it to improve myself, but also recognising that players are already good enough to be here and they’re not trying to break them into doing more than they’re capable of or something that’s like it’s not possible to do with their skills at the best of their ability.”

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