Monday 13 January 2014 

Always Keep Learning - Clarke Takes Tips From Lara

Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke - pretty good at playing spin, according to Brian Lara
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I found this interesting little Twitter exchange between Australia captain Michael Clarke and legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara absolutely fascinating.

It seems that Clarke, widely acknowledged as being one of the best players of spin in the modern game, doesn't rate himself as highly as others do against slow bowlers.

However, Lara, who knew a thing or two about taking spin bowlers apart, soon puts him in his place and then passes on a few tips that we can all learn from.

But doesn't this show that even if you are one of the best players in the world, you should always try to keep learning, keep improving your game?

And also, how important it is to not be afraid to ask others for help?

Come to think of it, these are lessons you can apply to life in general, whatever field you are in.

Please let me know if you've found any other pearls of wisdom from cricketers on Twitter.

Here's the exchange:

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