Goafest 2018 witnessed cricket legend Jonty Rhodes kick off an insightful and fun leadership summit. In conversation with a journalist from a national news TV, Rhodes talked about team spirit and how that helped him grow as a cricketer as well as a person.
Speaking about giving his best and motivating the team to do so, Rhodes said, “I’ve played four World Cups for South Africa, but I never felt like there was a game where we didn’t give our best.”
During the course of the session, Rhodes highlighted several instances of team spirit that he witnessed during his cricketing career and explained how they were important to him.
Answering questions about his love for fielding, the cricketer said, “I loved fielding. I always had a huge smile on my face, and the dirtiest clothing from diving. I was really glad when we wore green as a team, because my laundry bill was (going) through the roof!”
In conclusion, the cricketer discussed about the connection between sports and politics. “You can’t separate sports from politics. But we need to be able to look at the bigger picture, instead of focusing on only what’s relevant to us,” said the man who gave us the concept of ‘perfect practice’.