Michael Vaughan on playing the name, managing the man and analysing the game
Michael Vaughan is today's guest on Lessons Learnt with the Greats, a former England captain, No.1 Test batter in the world and one of the sharpest cricket minds in the game. Vaughany was a master technician with the bat, carving up Australia in the 2002-03 Ashes series and a few years later was the inspirational leader of England's epic 2005 Ashes victory. In this episode, Vaughany shares his brilliant insight into leadership, batting and his endeavours off the field. It's not to be missed for any aspiring captain or batter.
01:08 - We start by discussing India's dramatic series win over Australia, which might have surpassed the 2005 Ashes on the list of great Test match series
04:30 - We then move into Vaughany's career highlights, from the 2002-03 Ashes to the epic in 2005 before Michael delves into leadership. I found how Vaughany managed his players and his philosophies on leadership, not to mention some colourful advice from his father, absolutely fascinating
28:16 - Vaughany then talks batting and how he discovered his trigger movement and a game he played with himself to stay focused
42:06 - Vaughany talks about how he managed his body during his career and the one thing he wishes he did more
45:15 - Here we discuss the mental side of the game and how Vaughany developed his skills
51:46 - Vaughany has a unique perspective on the media having been on both sides of the microphone and here he shares his experiences
58:35 - We talk about the financial side of life and how a night on the drink with a few of his mates led to Vaughny starting a new business
1:07:47 - The mantras Vaughany lives by
1:12:52 - We finish with the inspirational people Vaughany has met and the books he would recommend
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