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2 Reasons Why Taking Risks Can Transform Your Life

Here why you need to let go of that ‘stable’ mentality

Dhoni –who is arguably India’s most popular cricketer till date (barring Sachin Tendulkar) –radiates a kind of aura that few can replicate.In an age where most celebs have nervous breakdowns at the slightest hint of success or clutter,Dhoni is a model for those who are clueless about controlling the adulation. I have taken Dhoni as an example for this post as he is a shining example that many people can relate to and his name is synonymous with risk-taking.All his success stories seemingly stem from wild gambles but there is a method to his madness. In the recently concluded Test at Lord’s in England,Dhoni employed an unusual tactic of standing back to a spinner inviting the batsman to come down the track and possibly play a false shot.Most commentators were clueless about the strategy and only understood the significance after Dhoni explained about his tactics after the match. In the same match,Dhoni’s advice to Ishant Sharma to bowl bouncers to bait the batsmen into playing hooks/pulls was regarded as a master-move because India won the match.



This is the takeaway from this post for those of you who don’t understand the first thing about cricket  :–

1.Taking risks can be rewarding :There are always people who will praise you when you did something that they would never have dreamed of.Once in a while,one of the risks you take might not pay off and you will face a lot of criticism, but atleast you did something.

2.Risk Taking increases the fun-quotient in your life :If you closely look at people who take risks continually they have a lot of fun in their lives.Most self-actualized people are risk-takers.The rush that you get –when you see something materialize from a half-chance that you took–become a huge success,is something that has to experienced.The feeling is addictive and lends meaning to your life.


So..there it is my 2 reasons..Rewards and Fun….If you have any other reasons,please let me know in the comments section.

Photo Credit : jaymantri.com


Is the Anderson – Jadeja spat real?

Inside scoop on the latest cricket controversy

This conversation took place a few days before the start of the IND vs ENG (ongoing) Test series between the ECB and the BCCI :–

BCCI:”We are thinking of truncating the 5-test series to a 4 (or) 3 -test series”.

ECB: “Good Heavens!Why is that?What happened?

BCCI: We don’t think a there is a lot of interest in the Test Matches.We could include a couple of Twenty20s..

ECB :The English are not particularly interested in Twenty20s.We believe Test cricket is the ‘real’ cricket.

BCCI: Well,after the Test series loss to SriLanka,England does not seem to be a very interesting side.No KP..no Swann..we heard that Panesar won’t be playing..

ECB :Hang on,so you want interest to be generated?

BCCI: We don’t see how you can manufacture interest..

ECB: Why not?Are you looking for something along the lines of the Starc-Pollard incident..something that can go viral on YouTube?

BCCI :No…maybe something offline so that people will be hooked to the Tests waiting for something to happen on the field.

ECB:Ok..we will use Broad,Anderson or Prior to create this ‘incident’.

BCCI: Broad is not very intimidating.Most Indians check the “6 sixes in an over”incident on YouTube using their smartphones everytime he comes on to bowl.

ECB: Ok,Who will be involved in the Indian side,Zaheer is out–what about Kohli?

BCCI : No,he is practicing Yoga nowadays to control his temper and he will not indulge in anything that will sabotage his future chances of being India captain.

ECB: I know who will be perfect….Jadeja;we hear that you call him “Sir Jadeja” in India?The English are already intrigued about how he achieved Knighthood without the Queen’s intervention.He has a lot of facial hair and is close to Dhoni–the perfect reason for people to hate him.The Barmy Army will enjoy going after him.

BCCI: Ok ,sounds good.I will call Dhoni and brief him about this.He will drop a lot of hints when the press interview happens.I have to go now..Mr.Gavaskar is calling me..he still thinks he is the BCCI president.

ECB: Bye! Thank you for your co-operation that continues to strengthen our cricketing ties (YAWN!).



This post has been written with the intention of inducing a few smiles and maybe spark a few debates(sans violence).DON’T SUE ME,Please 🙂