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Episode 22 June 10, 2019

Paddy Upton on coaching, mental toughness and his biggest professional mistake

On June 7th 2019, as part of the Indian Express Idea Exchange, our Journalists and Editors spoke to Rajasthan Royals head coach, Paddy Upton. In this episode you will hear him talk about his stint as mental conditioning coach with the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian team, why Dhoni’s “strategic brain” sets him apart from other indian cricketers, myths around mental toughness, his recent book ‘The Barefoot Coach’ and he also opens up about his biggest professional mistake.


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Paddy Upton on coaching, mental toughness and his biggest professional mistakeOn June 7th 2019, as part of the Indian Express Idea Exchange, our Journalists and Editors spoke to Rajasthan Royals head coach, Paddy Upton. In this episode you will hear him talk about his stint as mental conditioning coach with the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian team, why Dhoni’s "strategic brain" sets him apart from other indian cricketers, myths around mental toughness, his recent book ‘The Barefoot Coach’ and he also opens up about his biggest professional mistake. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on www.indianexpress.com/audio.