This is another chapter taken from The Handbook of Cricket Drills: My eBook is available now on PitchVision Academy.
Gary Kirsten, the former opening bat, has been a stalwart in the South African Cricket structure since our re-admission to the international stage. As a cricketer, his technique and ability needed to be complemented with a temperament that demanded a discipline and dedication that was par excellence.
But as a coach, Gary’s reputation is flawless. In my tenure with him at the South African High Performance centre, I witnessed a tireless dedication, clinical mental toughness, superior physical durability and an unparalleled love for the game that only served to complement his aura of professionalism.
It's no surprise that Gary Kirsten has achieved insurmountable success in the realm of coaching. The game of cricket is quickly evolving and talent alone is not enough. At High Performance, using the knowledge and expertise of many cricketing icons, we put together a model on the development of a complete professional cricketer.