In today cricket match between Australia and India, I have different thoughts until the end of the match. The thoughts just popped up in my mind as each ball was being bowled.
What is the necessity to be calm in tense situations?
Stonis thinks he can defend Boomrah over and score in other's overs. Stonis wants to keep the game to the last over. But on the other hand, Kohli wanted to end the game before going to last over, as there was no effective/experienced death over bowler left out of their quota of 10 overs. The balance of tension is maintained by the players. Both showed the calmness on the field. But after Stonis, there is no one left to show it.
No need for overconfidence.
If we are overconfident, we are prone to make mistakes often. Stonis thought of hitting Shankar/ Jadhav easily. And he ended up being plumbed in front of the stumps.
Don't think there is only one problem left to solve in your life.
Stonis thinks only Bumrah can be the problem to their victory. But Shami and Shankar showed their skill to their potential. Similarly, there is not only one problem that can settle our lives to peace, but there will be a number of such things will come and we need to face it.
Don't underestimate the capability of others.
Stonis, the Aussie all-rounder faced Bumrah defensively in last over of his spell(48th over). He might be having the thought of attacking other bowlers. But see my brother, they are also much better death over bowlers. Hence, we should not be having the idea of others can be easily targettable.
There is always a second chance.
Vijay Shankar gave 13 runs in his first over. Kohli forgets him and rotates the ball among all other bowlers. But finally, Vijay had the ball in the last over. And he just gave the best. Similarly, even if we lose everything in the first go, there is always a second chance to make things right or to make things better.
PS: these are personal opinions of the author and there is no need to be coherent with the player views. comment below on what you are thinking about the match today.