Life is like a cricket match...
It's a long haul, but getting through its many twists and turns can bring you satisfaction and success.
So why not learn a few lessons from one of the world's most popular sports?
It's Ok To Be Different
Cricket isn't like other sports: it's a game with complicated rules and unique traditions that hasn't caught on with North American audiences yet.
But that doesn't bother its global fanbase. The 1 billion people who watched a 2015 match between India and Pakistan didn't seem to mind.
What you do might seem "niche" to some people, but don't let that stop you from putting yourself out there! You can always find enough people to follow your unique brand.
Slow & Steady Wins The Race
It can take up to 5 days for a cricket match to end. Players need to have patience and resilience to make it through the trials and tribulations of a single match.
Persevering through life's many ups and downs will help you get through any challenge you face.
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Breaks Are Important Rituals
Cricket players can't imagine a long match without breaks for lunch, dinner, and even afternoon tea.
These breaks give players the chance to keep their spirits high by rehydrating, re-energizing, and even socializing.
Make breaks a key part of your lifestyle and work ethic. You can't work hard without taking some time to unwind.
You Can Start From The Bottom And Rise To The Top
It didn't take long for Asian and Caribbean teams to overtake England in the Cricket World Cup .
You might not be the originator or gatekeeper, but with enough practice and determination, you can become the best at something.
Feel Free To Evolve
To keep up with cricket's global popularity, The Indian Premier League adopted T20, a shorter and more entertaining form of the game.
The league engaged its fans with Bollywood-style theatrics like team dances and player auctions, and now T20 is more popular than traditional cricket.
When life starts to get stale, change the way you do things. Your personal evolution could inspire a revolution!