Picture the typical fast bowler personality. You are probably thinking of an angry, red-faced man with a face full of bristling moustache. He is bent on everything short of murder and not short of a few choice words or a bouncer aimed straight at your teeth.
In the first of a series of articles concentrating on the psychology of cricket, a closer look at choking. In all sports, a player’s performance will fluctuate. Sometimes we perform a bit better than normal, and sometimes a bit worse.
Does it sometimes feel like you are cursed to make no progess with your cricket?
Take heart from the recent turnaround seen by India. Post-2011 World Cup, the side were in a slump of Test hammerings and World Twenty20 failure.