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Lessons Learnt with the Greats

Lessons Learnt with the Greats

Shane Watson

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Lessons Learnt with the Greats gets inside the minds of the greatest cricketers the world has ever seen. These amazing insights dive into the technical, mental and fitness side of cricket, the media, the investment and business aspects of their life as well as general life lessons that we all can learn from.

Latest Episodes

AB de Villiers

I am truly honoured to welcome one of the game's greatest players of all time and the batter every aspiring cricketer wants to be - AB de Villiers. AB's record on the field goes without saying - as one of the most dominant batters of his generation, AB destroyed bowling attacks in every corner of the globe and produced a long list of jaw-dropping innings I still can't believe happened. While we were fierce rivals on the field, I'm so lucky to be able to chat to AB now as a friend, and discuss the art of batting, dealing with pressure and our entrepreneurial passions. This is one of my favourite episodes of Lessons Learnt with the Greats and I hope you enjoy it. Episode rundown 02:42 We start by chatting about some of my favourite highlights of AB's career but go into the mental side of the game, how he prepared for games and his secret for success that he stole from the Aussies 17:40 - AB names his career highlights 19:30 - Here we go into the technical side of batting 31:20 - AB is a great player of spin, and here he talks about playing the turning ball and the batting drills he has used 43:22 - We discuss what AB does to keep fit 47:02 - AB talks about what he would have done differently in terms of the media during his career 57:03 - We discuss the financial side of life and AB's investments 1:07:35 - The mantras AB uses in life 1:09:43 - The people who have inspired AB 1:11:39 - We finish with the books that AB has loved See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

74 min6 d ago
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AB de Villiers

Shane Watson - Part 2

The shoe is on the other foot this week as I chat to Aussie legend Mike Hussey about the lessons I have learnt through my life and career. This is part two of my chat with Huss, and on this episode we cover mental skills, the media, finance, business and the mantras I live by. It was great to share my experiences with Huss and I hope it can help. Rundown 00:15 - We start by chatting about the mental side of the game and the skills and techniques I have acquired during my career 15:30 - The media play a huge role for current cricketers, so I talk about how I dealt with the media and offer some advice to aspiring players 22:05 - The lessons I have learnt from a finance, investment and business have been tough and many, but I am so glad I can share what I went through 39:48 - The two main mantras I live my life by, which have come from a school teacher and my mother 47:15 - I've been lucky to meet so many inspiring people and here I name two have really made an impact on my life 50:41 - I love to read, so to close out my chat with Huss I talk about a few of the books that I have found to be insightful See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 min1 w ago
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Shane Watson - Part 2

Shane Watson - Part 1

This is a special episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats where the tables are turned! Over two parts, it's my turn to share the lessons I have learnt over my life and career, with champion Aussie batsman and good mate Mike Hussey picking my brain. I've soaked up so much golden information over the years and can't wait to discuss what I've discovered along the journey. Part One touches on batting, bowling, catching and fitness, while Part Two (available now) features the mental side of the game, the media, finance and other life lessons. I hope you enjoy my chat with Huss. Rundown 04:00 - Huss and I begin by talking about highlights and favourite moments from my career 12:00 - I go in depth about the battingtechniques I have used throughoutmy career and how my batting has evolved 23:45 - We then move on to bowling and how I had to change from bowling as fast as I could to relying more on the skills I developed 32:43 - How I worked on my catching and my routines for every ball 36:36 - Here I talk about fitness, my injury historyand how I believe cricket-specific exercises should be encouraged See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44 min1 w ago
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Shane Watson - Part 1

Belinda Clark

When it comes to trailblazers in women's cricket there are few who have achieved more or made a bigger impact than Belinda Clark. As a player, BC was unparalleled. She became the first player - male or female - to score 200 in an one-day international and captained Australia to two World Cup wins. BC's post-playing career has been in sports administration, primarily with Cricket Australia in developing grassroots and women's cricket. It truly is an honour to speak to Belinda and I hope you get out of it as much as I did. Episode rundown 01:38 - BC's incredible achievements 04:08 - BC lists her career highlights 06:43 - How BC honed her batting technique 12:55 - Whether BC would have changed her fitness regime during her playing days 16:48 - The art of leadership 20:46 - The mental skills BC uses 31:13 - How BC handled the media 35:15 - BC talks about finance and investment 40:58 - Growing the game 45:22 - The life mantra BC lives by 47:07 - The best books BC has read 49:08 - The most inspiring person BC has met See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 min2 w ago
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Belinda Clark

Simon Katich

One of the highlights of my career was opening the batting with Simon Katich and I'm thrilled to have him on this week's episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Kat was one of the toughest and most resilient players to don the Baggy Green and loved getting into the contest, which I know as both his teammate and opponent. Kat's insights into batting, coaching and the mental side of the game make this a must-listen for any aspiring cricketer or athlete and I am so grateful to have him share his experiences. Enjoy. Episoderundown 01:17 - Batting with Kat and my favourite knock of his 05:32 - Kat's personaland team career highloights 12:02 - The batting techniques Kat used to have success 21:36 - The fitness side of the game and the lessons Kat learnt 34:03 - Kat's experiencesas a coach 39:04 - The mental skills Kat used and developed 1:00:36 - How Kat handled the media and his role as a commentator 1:06:02 - Kat's financial and investment philosophy 1:14:52 - The mantra Kat uses to get through the tough times life dishes up 1:20:58 - The inspiring people Kat has met 1:24:43 - The standout books Kat has read Youtube Link Kat's 122 vs England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in the 2009 Ashes Series - https://youtu.be/hZhuyirwNpg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

91 min3 w ago
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Simon Katich

Ian Healy

Today's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats is one of Australia's finest glovemen, hardest workers and best cricket pundits, Ian Healy. As a youngster I loved watching a fellow Queenslander dominate in the Test team and he's been a huge inspiration for not only me but thousands of aspiring cricketers all over the country. Heals speaks so well about the art of wicketkeeping, how he stayed mentally and physically fit and learnt to trust his gut when it came time to make decisions. He also tells a couple of great yarns about Warnie as well!Episode rundown01:35 - My personal highlight of Heals' career, his century against the Windies in '96 (link below)03:31 - Heals names his top three career highlights09:39 - Heals goes into the techniques he used to master wicketkeeping and the mental approach he used29:34 - The fitness regime of Heals during his career39:45 - Heals talks about how he dealt with the media and his time as a pundit48:49 - We talk about wealth generation and how Heal...

68 minAUG 21
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Ian Healy

David Boon

David Boon is one of the toughest and most talented players ever to pull on a Baggy Green and I am so lucky to speak to him on this episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Boonie was the rock at the top of the order in Australia's Test side in the 80s and 90s, scorng 21 Test hundreds and dominating the bat-pad position like no other. His insights into batting, his mental approach and how he values camaraderie are all absolute gold.Episode rundown02:33 - Boonie's career highlights11:07 - The technical components Boonie used to get the most out of his batting21:57 - How Boonie made the bat-pad fielding position his own27:35 - Boonie talks about his fitness regime37:15 - The mental skills Boonie used51:34 - How Boonie handled the financial side of the game57:50 - The mantras Boonie lives his life by1:01:04 - The people who have inspired BoonieYoutube LinksDavid Boon World Cup Final - 75 Runs Highlights - https://youtu.be/2jj5aTYrbsABoonie hitting the winning runs in the Ashes 1989 W...

67 minAUG 14
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David Boon

Rod Marsh

Today is a very, very special episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. I would not be the cricketer or person I am today without the guidance and tutelage from my Cricket Academy coach when I was just a teenager, Rod Marsh. Rod is a legend as a player, forming one half of the famous Caught Marsh Bowled Lillee combination before perhaps making a larger impact as a coach and mentor once his playing days were done. Rod's insights into wicketkeeping, coaching and the mantras he lives by should not be missed.Episode notes:01:36 - Rod's career highlights03:44 - The World Series Cricket days06:35 - Rod discusses wicketkeeping techniques17:40 - Rod reflects on his batting24:15 - How Rod kept fit during his playing days31:26 - Rod's coaching lessons he learnt from his time at the academy45:26 - The mental skills Rod used50:25 - What Rod instilled in the young cricketers at the academy55:16 - Rod's finance philosophies59:52 - Rod's life mantra1:03:51 - The people who have inspired Rod1:06:5...

72 minAUG 7
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Rod Marsh

Craig McDermott

This week I have the pleasure of speaking to one of Australia's, Queensland's and Ipswich's finest fast bowlers, Craig McDermott. Craig debuted for Australia at just 19, earning the nickname 'Billy the Kid' and quickly discovered what worked for him at the highest level. Billy goes into how he honed his bowling skills, how he became one of the fittest players in world cricket and how he has thrived in the business world once his playing days finished. This is an awesome episode with one of the true greats of the game.Episode rundown01:47 - Billy talks about two of his career highlights04:02 - How Billy hones his fast-bowling skills13:50 - How Billy managed his body through his career31:13 - Billy's coaching lessons learnt33:40 - The mental skills Billy used38:13 - How Billy interacted with the media41:22 - Investment and financial lessons48:55 - Billy's life mantra52:27 - The people who have influenced Billy57:33 - What Billy reads and watches See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...

61 minJUL 31
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Craig McDermott

Justin Langer

Former Australian batsman and current Aussie head coach Justin Langer is this week's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats. I was lucky enough to play a few Tests with JL, one of Australia's toughest, most resilient and focused cricketers ever. In our chat, JL talks on a wide range of topics from mental toughness to meditation, batting techniques to training his body, who has inspired him to his life philosophies. It's an enlightening conversation and I hope you enjoy his amazing insights.Episode notes02:00 - JL starts by telling a terrific story about his breakthrough hundred in the 5th Ashes Test of the 2001 series and how it changed him11:08 - JL takes us through his mental approach14:54 - We touch on mediation and how JL discovered it21:20 - JL's batting mindset33:54 - We explore JL's batting technique and what worked for him36:55 - JL discusses his fitness regime49:22 - JL's mantra when he suffers setbacks52:23 - JL's reflects on his coaching career59:57 - How JL treats the m...

74 minJUL 24
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Justin Langer

Latest Episodes

AB de Villiers

I am truly honoured to welcome one of the game's greatest players of all time and the batter every aspiring cricketer wants to be - AB de Villiers. AB's record on the field goes without saying - as one of the most dominant batters of his generation, AB destroyed bowling attacks in every corner of the globe and produced a long list of jaw-dropping innings I still can't believe happened. While we were fierce rivals on the field, I'm so lucky to be able to chat to AB now as a friend, and discuss the art of batting, dealing with pressure and our entrepreneurial passions. This is one of my favourite episodes of Lessons Learnt with the Greats and I hope you enjoy it. Episode rundown 02:42 We start by chatting about some of my favourite highlights of AB's career but go into the mental side of the game, how he prepared for games and his secret for success that he stole from the Aussies 17:40 - AB names his career highlights 19:30 - Here we go into the technical side of batting 31:20 - AB is a great player of spin, and here he talks about playing the turning ball and the batting drills he has used 43:22 - We discuss what AB does to keep fit 47:02 - AB talks about what he would have done differently in terms of the media during his career 57:03 - We discuss the financial side of life and AB's investments 1:07:35 - The mantras AB uses in life 1:09:43 - The people who have inspired AB 1:11:39 - We finish with the books that AB has loved See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

74 min6 d ago
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AB de Villiers

Shane Watson - Part 2

The shoe is on the other foot this week as I chat to Aussie legend Mike Hussey about the lessons I have learnt through my life and career. This is part two of my chat with Huss, and on this episode we cover mental skills, the media, finance, business and the mantras I live by. It was great to share my experiences with Huss and I hope it can help. Rundown 00:15 - We start by chatting about the mental side of the game and the skills and techniques I have acquired during my career 15:30 - The media play a huge role for current cricketers, so I talk about how I dealt with the media and offer some advice to aspiring players 22:05 - The lessons I have learnt from a finance, investment and business have been tough and many, but I am so glad I can share what I went through 39:48 - The two main mantras I live my life by, which have come from a school teacher and my mother 47:15 - I've been lucky to meet so many inspiring people and here I name two have really made an impact on my life 50:41 - I love to read, so to close out my chat with Huss I talk about a few of the books that I have found to be insightful See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 min1 w ago
Comments
Shane Watson - Part 2

Shane Watson - Part 1

This is a special episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats where the tables are turned! Over two parts, it's my turn to share the lessons I have learnt over my life and career, with champion Aussie batsman and good mate Mike Hussey picking my brain. I've soaked up so much golden information over the years and can't wait to discuss what I've discovered along the journey. Part One touches on batting, bowling, catching and fitness, while Part Two (available now) features the mental side of the game, the media, finance and other life lessons. I hope you enjoy my chat with Huss. Rundown 04:00 - Huss and I begin by talking about highlights and favourite moments from my career 12:00 - I go in depth about the battingtechniques I have used throughoutmy career and how my batting has evolved 23:45 - We then move on to bowling and how I had to change from bowling as fast as I could to relying more on the skills I developed 32:43 - How I worked on my catching and my routines for every ball 36:36 - Here I talk about fitness, my injury historyand how I believe cricket-specific exercises should be encouraged See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44 min1 w ago
Comments
Shane Watson - Part 1

Belinda Clark

When it comes to trailblazers in women's cricket there are few who have achieved more or made a bigger impact than Belinda Clark. As a player, BC was unparalleled. She became the first player - male or female - to score 200 in an one-day international and captained Australia to two World Cup wins. BC's post-playing career has been in sports administration, primarily with Cricket Australia in developing grassroots and women's cricket. It truly is an honour to speak to Belinda and I hope you get out of it as much as I did. Episode rundown 01:38 - BC's incredible achievements 04:08 - BC lists her career highlights 06:43 - How BC honed her batting technique 12:55 - Whether BC would have changed her fitness regime during her playing days 16:48 - The art of leadership 20:46 - The mental skills BC uses 31:13 - How BC handled the media 35:15 - BC talks about finance and investment 40:58 - Growing the game 45:22 - The life mantra BC lives by 47:07 - The best books BC has read 49:08 - The most inspiring person BC has met See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52 min2 w ago
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Belinda Clark

Simon Katich

One of the highlights of my career was opening the batting with Simon Katich and I'm thrilled to have him on this week's episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Kat was one of the toughest and most resilient players to don the Baggy Green and loved getting into the contest, which I know as both his teammate and opponent. Kat's insights into batting, coaching and the mental side of the game make this a must-listen for any aspiring cricketer or athlete and I am so grateful to have him share his experiences. Enjoy. Episoderundown 01:17 - Batting with Kat and my favourite knock of his 05:32 - Kat's personaland team career highloights 12:02 - The batting techniques Kat used to have success 21:36 - The fitness side of the game and the lessons Kat learnt 34:03 - Kat's experiencesas a coach 39:04 - The mental skills Kat used and developed 1:00:36 - How Kat handled the media and his role as a commentator 1:06:02 - Kat's financial and investment philosophy 1:14:52 - The mantra Kat uses to get through the tough times life dishes up 1:20:58 - The inspiring people Kat has met 1:24:43 - The standout books Kat has read Youtube Link Kat's 122 vs England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in the 2009 Ashes Series - https://youtu.be/hZhuyirwNpg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

91 min3 w ago
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Simon Katich

Ian Healy

Today's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats is one of Australia's finest glovemen, hardest workers and best cricket pundits, Ian Healy. As a youngster I loved watching a fellow Queenslander dominate in the Test team and he's been a huge inspiration for not only me but thousands of aspiring cricketers all over the country. Heals speaks so well about the art of wicketkeeping, how he stayed mentally and physically fit and learnt to trust his gut when it came time to make decisions. He also tells a couple of great yarns about Warnie as well!Episode rundown01:35 - My personal highlight of Heals' career, his century against the Windies in '96 (link below)03:31 - Heals names his top three career highlights09:39 - Heals goes into the techniques he used to master wicketkeeping and the mental approach he used29:34 - The fitness regime of Heals during his career39:45 - Heals talks about how he dealt with the media and his time as a pundit48:49 - We talk about wealth generation and how Heal...

68 minAUG 21
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Ian Healy

David Boon

David Boon is one of the toughest and most talented players ever to pull on a Baggy Green and I am so lucky to speak to him on this episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. Boonie was the rock at the top of the order in Australia's Test side in the 80s and 90s, scorng 21 Test hundreds and dominating the bat-pad position like no other. His insights into batting, his mental approach and how he values camaraderie are all absolute gold.Episode rundown02:33 - Boonie's career highlights11:07 - The technical components Boonie used to get the most out of his batting21:57 - How Boonie made the bat-pad fielding position his own27:35 - Boonie talks about his fitness regime37:15 - The mental skills Boonie used51:34 - How Boonie handled the financial side of the game57:50 - The mantras Boonie lives his life by1:01:04 - The people who have inspired BoonieYoutube LinksDavid Boon World Cup Final - 75 Runs Highlights - https://youtu.be/2jj5aTYrbsABoonie hitting the winning runs in the Ashes 1989 W...

67 minAUG 14
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David Boon

Rod Marsh

Today is a very, very special episode of Lessons Learnt with the Greats. I would not be the cricketer or person I am today without the guidance and tutelage from my Cricket Academy coach when I was just a teenager, Rod Marsh. Rod is a legend as a player, forming one half of the famous Caught Marsh Bowled Lillee combination before perhaps making a larger impact as a coach and mentor once his playing days were done. Rod's insights into wicketkeeping, coaching and the mantras he lives by should not be missed.Episode notes:01:36 - Rod's career highlights03:44 - The World Series Cricket days06:35 - Rod discusses wicketkeeping techniques17:40 - Rod reflects on his batting24:15 - How Rod kept fit during his playing days31:26 - Rod's coaching lessons he learnt from his time at the academy45:26 - The mental skills Rod used50:25 - What Rod instilled in the young cricketers at the academy55:16 - Rod's finance philosophies59:52 - Rod's life mantra1:03:51 - The people who have inspired Rod1:06:5...

72 minAUG 7
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Rod Marsh

Craig McDermott

This week I have the pleasure of speaking to one of Australia's, Queensland's and Ipswich's finest fast bowlers, Craig McDermott. Craig debuted for Australia at just 19, earning the nickname 'Billy the Kid' and quickly discovered what worked for him at the highest level. Billy goes into how he honed his bowling skills, how he became one of the fittest players in world cricket and how he has thrived in the business world once his playing days finished. This is an awesome episode with one of the true greats of the game.Episode rundown01:47 - Billy talks about two of his career highlights04:02 - How Billy hones his fast-bowling skills13:50 - How Billy managed his body through his career31:13 - Billy's coaching lessons learnt33:40 - The mental skills Billy used38:13 - How Billy interacted with the media41:22 - Investment and financial lessons48:55 - Billy's life mantra52:27 - The people who have influenced Billy57:33 - What Billy reads and watches See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...

61 minJUL 31
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Craig McDermott

Justin Langer

Former Australian batsman and current Aussie head coach Justin Langer is this week's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats. I was lucky enough to play a few Tests with JL, one of Australia's toughest, most resilient and focused cricketers ever. In our chat, JL talks on a wide range of topics from mental toughness to meditation, batting techniques to training his body, who has inspired him to his life philosophies. It's an enlightening conversation and I hope you enjoy his amazing insights.Episode notes02:00 - JL starts by telling a terrific story about his breakthrough hundred in the 5th Ashes Test of the 2001 series and how it changed him11:08 - JL takes us through his mental approach14:54 - We touch on mediation and how JL discovered it21:20 - JL's batting mindset33:54 - We explore JL's batting technique and what worked for him36:55 - JL discusses his fitness regime49:22 - JL's mantra when he suffers setbacks52:23 - JL's reflects on his coaching career59:57 - How JL treats the m...

74 minJUL 24
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Justin Langer
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