Guru Gary’s mantra: ‘From sex to sixes’
<b>CricketNDTV.com</b> digs into Guru Gary’s preaching that has unusual yet scientific touch and definitely an interesting approach to motivate the blue brigade, which might interest not just a cricketer but almost every sportsperson across the globe.
<p>With the day-to-day cricket being left on MS Dhoni's cool as cucumber shoulders, Team India coach Gary Kirsten and mental conditioning expert Paddy Upton have come up with an all-new never-heard before mantra that asks the men in blue to eat, play and love their way to glory. </p> <p>A secret team dossier was leaked and it seemed to suggest that players should avoid acidity but certainly not sex because it boosts testosterone, which in turn boosts performance. However, BCCI has refused to comment on the controversial document. </p> <p>Recently, Yuvraj Singh famously commented on a TV show that any cricketer is bound to have a great night out after he's scored 6 sixes. Well… coach Gary Kirsten seems to think otherwise. He thinks having a great night out before a match may well lead to you scoring six sixes. </p> <p><strong>CricketNDTV.com</strong> digs into Guru Gary's preaching that has unusual yet scientific touch and definitely an interesting approach to motivate the blue brigade, which might interest not just a cricketer but almost every sportsperson across the globe. </p>
<p>The most rational article titled - 'India at war: The battlefields v the cricket fields' tries to relate the game with war. It states India's history as a nation and its conditions during the time of battlefield. And this is compared with Team India's winning ratio in and out of their border. There's an emphasis laid on the importance of strategies, unity and dealing with victory and defeat. </p> <p>For example, it talks about 1971 war wherein it took the Pakistan Air Force to strike a number of airfields in North India before India was officially at war with the enemy. In comparison and historically, Indian cricket teams are not known to attack first or to dominate from the start of a cricket series. </p> <p>The piece tries to boost up Indian cricketers' morale and expects the warriors on the field to take initiative and attack the opposition rather wait to defense.</p>
<p>'Ideas for healthy eating' talks about the importance of right kind of food for a cricketer. The players are reminded here of the fact that they are more than an average man who would hog on anything and everything. So they should choose and eat carefully. </p> <p>Players are given basic knowledge about the role of acid in the body, excess of which can cause daytime fatigue, irritability, low brain functioning, over sexuality, anxiety, diarrhea, joint pain and difficulty sleeping at night.</p>
<p>The importance of self-improvement is discussed through 'Personal Mastery: Raising the bar - taking our games & lives to even greater heights', that talks about progress in a cricketer's life with each passing day. How every effort put in every single day leads to success of a lifetime. It cites Sachin Tendulkar as one of the "greatest living examples of personal mastery". </p> <p>The conduct of a player, not just on the field, but off the field is also very crucial. The topic touches the significant basic human principles such as integrity, honesty, humility and respect in one's life.</p>
<p>This piece couldn't have interested more than Team India that is oozing with confident young talent. 'Does sex increase performance?' is the fourth and the last topic covered in the extensive document. The designed article describes the essentiality sex brings about in a sportsperson's life. </p> <p>It starts with a quote from Tim Noakes, a professor and sports scientist at the University of Cape Town, who flamboyantly said that sex was not a problem, but being up till 2am, probably having a few drinks at a bar while trying to pick someone up, on the eve of a game, almost always was. </p> <p>Here, the players are freely told to go out and indulge in sex before the competition as, according to some psychologists, it increases aggression and competitiveness that has a positive effect on the game.</p>