“Kindly coach Virat Kohli to re-discover himself. It’s a genuine request from a fan of Kohli”. I got this request from a friend – a corporate executive who is also at the early stage of his ICF coaching education for ICF credentials. He knows what professional ICF coaching is – different from what Rahul Dravid the cricket ‘coach’ would do. Also different from training, mentoring, guiding, therapy, or telling.
I was politically correct to respond to a fellow (aspiring) coach, “Kohli got to be ready & willing. Then next innings “
Virat is one of the best among contemporary cricketers. He has the potential to become one of the best, ever. In the league of Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev. Even after the current slump in his form. What would it take him to get out of the rut and become the rockstar cricketer he was.
It is a good idea to look for inspiration within again.
Are we ready for the Inner Game of Cricket? (Tim Gallwey fame)
This is your spot, this is where you’re batting, it’s not going to change. Keep believing in yourself, keep putting in the hard work, keep believing what made you the best player in the world for a number of years – get back to those thoughts and the runs will come’. Ricky Ponting, HT
For all leaders, we get empathy only if we give. Giver >Taker.
#Kohli’s bounce back is not the need of this friend who wants to see him score runs and tons. It is the need of all his fans for sure. Also, a lot of cricket followers. Also, a lot of professionals, executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, and practicing/aspiring leaders. His bounce-back will give them the confidence, “I can do it too”.
Though it is not recommended to seek inspiration outside, seek within.
❝Follow Your Bliss- Joseph Campbell.