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  1. Rohit Sharma (L) of India plays the ball during the second one-day international cricket match between England and India at the Glamorgan County Cricket Ground in Cardiff, Wales

    Cricket Batting Isn’t for the Faint of Heart

    Batter up! I was a bowler for my high school cricket team in India, so I wouldn’t lay claim to batting greatness. But Who Wants to Be a Batsman?, a book by former professional cricketer Simon Hughes, builds a great case for why batting is the pinnacle of human achievement — essentially because it requires a willingness to be put in harm’s way and a refusal to ever give in. Of course, such determination only matters until a batter gets clean-bowled (struck out).

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