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28 Apr 10 at 11:43
Is it too late to start playing cricket??

Hi everybody i am viswa. I am from india and i am really mad at cricket!!. So when i was studying school ( about 16 or 17 years old ) i had an hernia operation and doctors advise me to take rest and not to join any cricket coaching so i became depressed and eventually i joined a college so now i am 20 years old( I turned 20 last month! ) and i really wanna start playing cricket by joining any academy. Is it too late to start??... Please advise and thanks in advance Smiling


28 Apr 10 at 11:50

Guys eagerly looking forward for your comments!! Smiling

28 Apr 10 at 12:08

It's never too late to start, but you must be realistic in your ambitions. It would be very hard indeed to make it as a professional player, but not impossible to become a decent club cricketers with lots of success.

28 Apr 10 at 13:06

The great bodybuilder, Ronnie Coleman, in one of his training videos said " Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weights", in his own style. In cricket terms that translates to "Everybody wants to be a professional cricketer, but nobody is willing to put in the hard work needed to get there". So really, your goals and ambitions in cricket are constrained by yourself.

There was a good article posted by someone on this recently (

10,000 hours or 10,000 reps just to get one skill perfected is a huge investment of your time. The experts reckon this is what it takes.

The only saving grace these days is that the age barrier is getting pushed further and further away, albeit slowly. Dirk Nannes made his first class debut at around 30 years of age and got his first gig at international level at about 32 years of age. He is currently 33 and bowls above 150 km/h.

SO really if you want to go all the way, better start chipping away at your 10,000 hours/reps. No easy road.

15 Sep 10 at 11:18

I corrected that link, this one should work:

10 Nov 10 at 12:05

dear sir,
I am 24 years old. i have played for clubs abroad and have some man of the match certificates too. is there any chance of me to join and play for the cricket team in india.. i could only find u-19 selections. what should i do if the same is possible.

21 Mar 12 at 17:55

no sports has any age restrictions,only fitness stamina and talent matters,2 achieve ur goal plz 1st 4get ur age and start chasingur dreams ,b uild ur stamina more and more

21 Mar 12 at 17:59

having no age restrictions in any sports in the correct rules fo every 1,thru this any 1 who is really ambitious can do any sports and play big,this shuld nt b changed i wish

04 Jun 12 at 13:05

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24 Aug 12 at 10:32

Hello, i am a left hand fast bowler from belgaum, i am 23, right since childhood i have dreamed of becoming a fast bowler and play for my country. But at every important stages of life like under-16, under-19, under-22, i didn't get the right platform to enhance my fast bowling skills and get selected. But i have still not quit. I still work hard, i hit to gym, jogging, perform plyometrics(necessary for a fast bowler), work for body strengthening. because i still believe that i will achieve my goal. So i request you to help me out in what ways i can exhibit my skills. a coaching academy or a cricket club that would provide me a platform.

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23 May 14 at 18:18

Hi Vishwa,

It's never too late to start, but you have to ask some important questions to yourself.
Are you willing to do what it takes to be a good cricketer?
Do you have that passion?
Do you have that Talent?
Mr. Cricket Michael Hussey debuted after 30. But it is not going to be an easy task. Its very hard to become a professional player, but you still have a chance to become a decent IPL or club cricketer. But fo this to happen you must be realistic. Everyone who playes cricket, wants to be a professional cricketer. But nobody wants to do the hard work to get there. So only you can help yourself to achieve your ambition.

Here is my new post about how to choose a cricket bat.