Anil Kumble's words of wisdom for students

The former Indian captain urged students not to become overconfident after a good performance Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bangalore: Feb 12, 2012

Former Test skipper Anil Kumble shared some advices with high school students, drawing from his experiences as a cricketer.

As the conclusion of Science Aptitude Test (SAT) programme, Kumble requested students to practice more and more in their academic career for better performances which will simplify their problems automatically.

“We ve been brought up to ensure our results are good. If your mind is trained to simplify things, then you can find solutions easily,” Kumble was quoted in The New Indian Express.

“If you cannot deliver in a cricket match, there is no point in practising. You will do well if you know how well you have practised. The same thing applies to an exam, where you can push aside the tension and all the pressures when you have prepared well.”

“As a bowler, I have to make an impression on the batsmen. With every ball, I ask the batsman a different question.

Always make an impression on the examiner by first answering the questions you are confident about.”

The former Indian captain urged students not to become overconfident after a good performance.

“Never become overconfident after you have performed well in one subject. For instance, after the Delhi test where I took all 10 wickets, I struggled to fetch a single wicket in the next Kolkata test match,” he concluded.