Let me show it to you in terms of cricket.
Rahul Dravid used to do a lot of Math in his head while batting. He knew all the variations a bowler had, he knew all the weaknesses he himself had, he knew how hard each fielder ran, he knew what would be going on in the opposition’s captain’s head.
In short, he was an intelligent cricketer with a lot of mental prowess who planned 10 alternate possibilities for every situation.
Sachin Tendulkar was always very prepared. He’d face a situation 10 times during practice before he’d face it in the match. He knew his strengths and tried to better them. He wouldn’t mind taking advice from anyone and add them to his strengths. Rather than calculating all the possibilities during the game, he’d be prepared for every challenge he might face in the game beforehand.
So, Sachin was a wise cricketer who was always prepared and used his strength and experience to combat any problem.
The thing MS Dhoni was best at was tuning the situation as he wanted it. When the openers wouldn’t perform well, he’d send an unconventional player as the opener. If his team didn’t have the best bowlers, he’d make an ordinary bowler into a surprisingly good one. Even if India were losing towards the end of the game, he’d take to a position he was more comfortable and then win the game for the team.
To sum it up, he was a clever cricketer who could make the best of any situation he was in or make the most out of any resource he had.
That is the beauty of these three cricketers, each of them was exceptional, yet they were unique in their own way.
Being clever, intelligent, or wise only matters if you can make the most out of it.
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Author: Akhil Kintali