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    Rachin -The Kiwi wonderkid


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    Wow pretty good. Technically excellent but there are other things that would impress me even more if I saw them. Still, I wish I was that good now, let alone at 6.
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    Jeez Louise, if he's 6 yrs old then he's pretty darn good.

    As someone mentions, the shot after 97 seconds is unbelievable for a 6yo. Also the way he adjusts his wrist positions depending on deviation off the pitch is incredible.

    Helps that it looks like he knew exactly where each ball was to be bowled and when, but still....wow.
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    Yea, certainly helps, but he is six! I really liked that shot at 1:23.
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    And I thought this kid was good.


    Anyway, I was better than they both are when I was 5-6.

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    He is certainly special for his age.

    Tho reading comments about him already being targeted for future International honours is laughable. People develop at different rates. Being good at that age means nothing in the long run, as impressive as it is.

    BTW, what a strange world we live in now that a 6 yr old from the opposite side of the World (for me) is showing their ability and Im watching and commenting. Information age gone too far?
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    Incredible but... ugh, can't believe people have put a video of him up online. It sickens me to see talk of 13, 14 year old footballers commanding huge (six-figure) transfer fees in the press over here, but to see a 6-year-old on YouTube, and then someone (his father?) discussing his cricket with other people from across the world is just plain wrong. Stupid amount of pressure.

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    Agree with the last two posts, the dad doesn't seem to have much respect for his Kid.

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    Dunno - it depends. I don't know how much pressure the kid has in his daily life. The father could have just posted the videos like people post spelling bees and such - it doesn't necessarily have to translate to any pressure. It all depends on the father obviously.

    And yes, predicting any professional cricket, let alone international cricket is beyond crazy at such an age.

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    The issue when coaching young guys (even upto a lot older than this kid) is that you are not coaching them to be the best they possibly can be at that age but coaching them to develop and grow for the future.

    I prefer the link (though still dont like the title) of the 5 year old. Its far more natural and free. There is a lack of structured play that I find more than a little sad and awkward in a 6 year old.

    He is learning technique at 6 when that technique will have to be completely re-worked when he is in his teens.

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    Would it not become 2nd nature to him though if it is engrained now Goughy? Not done any coaching of kids through age groups so haven't any experience.

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    I'm guessing by the comments of those who know more about coaching than I do that this is indeed unusual, both the kids linked to by Xu and As.

    I guess we'll have someone to look-out for in 10 years' time. Or maybe not, as they might both go off cricket completely in 4 years' time and start doing something else.

    As said - interesting, certainly, but not neccessarily any big predictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PY View Post
    Would it not become 2nd nature to him though if it is engrained now Goughy? Not done any coaching of kids through age groups so haven't any experience.
    Thats the problem. He is learning technique at 6 which looks very impressive at 6 but that doesnt translate to batting when you get older.

    Anything as structured as this gets out grown and it is difficult to readjust after you have been fed into this technique at such a young age.

    Thats why we dont want kids (lets say a 10 year old) to be the best they can be at 10 as what it takes to look good and be successful at 10 is actually a hinderance in developing further as they get older. It stifles and leads to bad habits that are hard to kick.

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    I bet his dad can already see the IPL $$$$.

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    Get him in for Sinclair, FFS.

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