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Lessons Learnt with the Greats gets inside the minds of the greatest cricketers the world has ever seen. These amazing insights dive into the technical, mental and fitness side of cricket, the media, the investment and business aspects of their life as well as general life lessons that we all can learn from.

Lessons Learnt with the Greats Shane Watson

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    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

Lessons Learnt with the Greats gets inside the minds of the greatest cricketers the world has ever seen. These amazing insights dive into the technical, mental and fitness side of cricket, the media, the investment and business aspects of their life as well as general life lessons that we all can learn from.

    Harbhajan Singh

    Harbhajan Singh

    Today's guest on Lessons Learnt from the Greats is a magnificent person who has gone from a fierce rival to close friend, Harbhajan Singh. 'Bhaji' as he's known, tormented batting lineups around the world but saved his best for the Aussies. His efforts in the 2001 Test series against Australia is truly unbelievable, kickstarting one of the most successful cricket careers of all time. While he might have rubbed a few people the wrong way, I can tell you Bhaji is one of the kindest, nicest people I have met and it's a privilege to have him on my show. 


    Episode rundown
    04:14 - We start by talking about the epic 2001 Test series against Austraia and how that changed his life
    09:57 - Bhaji talks about his career highlights, including World Cup wins in 2007 and 2011
    14:44 - Bhaji is a master off-spinner and here he talks about his technique and bowling process
    20:10 - We speak about the mental side of the game and how the mind is more powerful than skills
    35:16 - How Bhaji kept his body in check having bowled thousands of deliveries 
    39:05 - Bhaji explains how he would have treated the media differently if he had his time again
    44:42 - We speak about investment, getting the right advice and Bhaji's brilliant business which I absolutely love
    54:12 - The saying and mantras Bhaji lives by, including one from Virat Kohli
    58:24 - Bhaji finishes by talking about the most inspiring person he has met
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    AB de Villiers

    AB de Villiers

    I am truly honoured to welcome one of the game's greatest players of all time and the batter every aspiring cricketer wants to be - AB de Villiers. AB's record on the field goes without saying - as one of the most dominant batters of his generation, AB destroyed bowling attacks in every corner of the globe and produced a long list of jaw-dropping innings I still can't believe happened. While we were fierce rivals on the field, I'm so lucky to be able to chat to AB now as a friend, and discuss the art of batting, dealing with pressure and our entrepreneurial passions. This is one of my favourite episodes of Lessons Learnt with the Greats and I hope you enjoy it.


    Episode rundown
    02:42 We start by chatting about some of my favourite highlights of AB's career but go into the mental side of the game, how he prepared for games and his secret for success that he stole from the Aussies
    17:40 - AB names his career highlights 
    19:30 - Here we go into the technical side of batting
    31:20 - AB is a great player of spin, and here he talks about playing the turning ball and the batting drills he has used
    43:22 - We discuss what AB does to keep fit
    47:02 - AB talks about what he would have done differently in terms of the media during his career
    57:03 - We discuss the financial side of life and AB's investments
    1:07:35 - The mantras AB uses in life
    1:09:43 - The people who have inspired AB
    1:11:39 - We finish with the books that AB has loved
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Shane Watson - Part 2

    Shane Watson - Part 2

    The shoe is on the other foot this week as I chat to Aussie legend Mike Hussey about the lessons I have learnt through my life and career. This is part two of my chat with Huss, and on this episode we cover mental skills, the media, finance, business and the mantras I live by. It was great to share my experiences with Huss and I hope it can help.


    Rundown
    00:15 - We start by chatting about the mental side of the game and the skills and techniques I have acquired during my career
    15:30 - The media play a huge role for current cricketers, so I talk about how I dealt with the media and offer some advice to aspiring players
    22:05 - The lessons I have learnt from a finance, investment and business have been tough and many, but I am so glad I can share what I went through
    39:48 - The two main mantras I live my life by, which have come from a school teacher and my mother
    47:15 - I've been lucky to meet so many inspiring people and here I name two have really made an impact on my life
    50:41 - I love to read, so to close out my chat with Huss I talk about a few of the books that I have found to be insightful
     
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    • 55 min
    Shane Watson - Part 1

    Shane Watson - Part 1

    This is a special episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats where the tables are turned! Over two parts, it's my turn to share the lessons I have learnt over my life and career, with champion Aussie batsman and good mate Mike Hussey picking my brain. I've soaked up so much golden information over the years and can't wait to discuss what I've discovered along the journey. Part One touches on batting, bowling, catching and fitness, while Part Two (available now) features the mental side of the game, the media, finance and other life lessons. I hope you enjoy my chat with Huss. 


    Rundown
    04:00 - Huss and I begin by talking about highlights and favourite moments from my career
    12:00 - I go in depth about the batting techniques I have used throughout my career and how my batting has evolved
    23:45 - We then move on to bowling and how I had to change from bowling as fast as I could to relying more on the skills I developed
    32:43 - How I worked on my catching and my routines for every ball
    36:36 - Here I talk about fitness, my injury history and how I believe cricket-specific exercises should be encouraged
     
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    • 45 min
    Belinda Clark

    Belinda Clark

    When it comes to trailblazers in women's cricket there are few who have achieved more or made a bigger impact than Belinda Clark. As a player, BC was unparalleled. She became the first player - male or female - to score 200 in an one-day international and captained Australia to two World Cup wins. BC's post-playing career has been in sports administration, primarily with Cricket Australia in developing grassroots and women's cricket. It truly is an honour to speak to Belinda and I hope you get out of it as much as I did.


    Episode rundown
    01:38 - BC's incredible achievements 
    04:08 - BC lists her career highlights
    06:43 - How BC honed her batting technique
    12:55 - Whether BC would have changed her fitness regime during her playing days
    16:48 - The art of leadership
    20:46 - The mental skills BC uses
    31:13 - How BC handled the media
    35:15 - BC talks about finance and investment 
    40:58 - Growing the game
    45:22 - The life mantra BC lives by
    47:07 - The best books BC has read
    49:08 - The most inspiring person BC has met
     
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    • 52 min
    Simon Katich

    Simon Katich

    One of the highlights of my career was opening the batting with Simon Katich and I'm thrilled to have him on this week's episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Kat was one of the toughest and most resilient players to don the Baggy Green and loved getting into the contest, which I know as both his teammate and opponent. Kat's insights into batting, coaching and the mental side of the game make this a must-listen for any aspiring cricketer or athlete and I am so grateful to have him share his experiences. Enjoy.


    Episode rundown
    01:17 - Batting with Kat and my favourite knock of his
    05:32 - Kat's personal and team career highloights
    12:02 - The batting techniques Kat used to have success
    21:36 - The fitness side of the game and the lessons Kat learnt
    34:03 - Kat's experiences as a coach
    39:04 - The mental skills Kat used and developed 
    1:00:36 - How Kat handled the media and his role as a commentator 
    1:06:02 - Kat's financial and investment philosophy 
    1:14:52 - The mantra Kat uses to get through the tough times life dishes up
    1:20:58 - The inspiring people Kat has met
    1:24:43 - The standout books Kat has read


    Youtube Link


    Kat's 122 vs England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in the 2009 Ashes Series - https://youtu.be/hZhuyirwNpg
     
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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

114MP ,

Dissing Black Life’s Matter by a privileged white RSA bloke??

The Segway from de Villiers denigrating the Black Life’s Matter (or ‘BLM’ to AB) movement straight to discussing how he accumulates and manages his wealth....says it all. Here’s your typical privileged sanctimonious white RSA male. He clearly has no concern for how his past indigenous RSA team mates were made to feel, in rejecting their feelings....that can’t be contradicted, but he did it! Appalling behaviour and can’t be unsaid!! Otherwise love your authenticity and youre a caring bloke Shane, what a pity de Villiers had to ruin things this week

cammo8001 ,

High class guests

A set of high class former players as Watto’s guests, reflective of the esteem in which he is held around the world. Great to get an insight into players’ thoughts on matters outside the game - investment, business, etc.

Keano_17 ,

Great listen

Have binge listened to this, fantasy podcast. Gives an insight to cricketers and the game from the highest level

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