Dennis Lillee on fast bowling, taking on Viv Richards and rebuilding his body
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Legends don't get much more legendary than this week's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats, Dennis Lillee.

DK started off as a raw tearaway before transforming into arguably Australia's greatest fast bowler, a paceman with speed, skill and savvy for the game.

Not only did Dennis have a phenomenal impact on Australian cricket during his playing days, he then became the best fast bowling coach in the world. Without DK's amazing coaching and mentoring skills, Australia wouldn't have produce the production line of Fast Bowlers that it did over the last 20 years or so.

This is a must listen for any fast bowler and coach. His insights across so many aspects of cricket and life are truly a dream to share them with you all.


Episode notes

02:00 - DK reflects on his impact as a supreme fast bowler and role model

11:20 - I get DK's take on his epic battle with Viv Richards in 1976 (YouTube link below)

16:30 - DK talks the technical aspects of fast bowling

22:22 - The lessons DK learnt managing his body

28:40 - DK on coaching

35:48 - DK talks about his mental toughness developed

40:03 - How DK dealt with the media in his day

42:30 - The techniques DK used to get away from the game

45:02 - DK discusses finances and offers some key advice

53:05 - DK's mantra for life

58:19 - The people who have inspired DK

YouTube links

Lillee v Richards, WA v Qld, WACA 1976

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