From Cricket to Poker

Creative people often speak of “cross-pollination”, or how their interest in a particular field improves the quality of their work in another. It’s like Steve Job’s skill on calligraphy influencing the development of the Mac, the first computer with beautiful typefaces. This phenomena, however, is not limited to artists and computer geeks. Athletes, too, cross-pollinate. It’s not uncommon now that an athlete would excel in more than one sport.

Shane Warne, affectionately called Warnie by his fellow Australians, has been playing cricket since his youth, and started playing professionally at 23. In 2006, he made a record 700 Test wickets, until it was broken by Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka who made 708 the next year. Continue reading “From Cricket to Poker”