Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Looking Up To Greatness

A few years ago during a cricket series between Australia and the West Indies, Ian Chappell, the former Australian cricket captain, conducted an interview with the great West Indian cricketer, Wes Hall.

One of the questions that Ian Chappell put to him was this:

"You are just one of many champion cricketers that hail from the island of Barbados....How is it that such a small island has produced such a large number of top-flight cricketers? What's the secret?"

Without any hesitation Wes Hall said; "The answer is emulation."

With so many cricketers down through the years, every young boy grows up wanting to be like them... To bat like Gordon Greenidge, to bowl like Wes Hall, to field like Frank Worrell or to be an all-rounder like Sir Garfield Sobers.

Not only in sport but in every sphere of life we need people that we can look up to and emulate.

Geoff Pound

Source: Heard on Channel 9’s Wide World of Sport, Australia.

Image: Wes Hall