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5 Entrepreneurship Lessons To Learn From Virender Sehwag

| Published on October 20, 2018

Entrepreneurship is not an easy task. From getting a good idea to executing them and asking for funding to grow, the whole process is very challenging. Virender Sehwag is one of those names who have created their value on their own as he is amongst the best batting openers Indian cricket has ever seen.

Virender Sehwag

Even after retiring from international cricket, he is entertaining the audience with his amazing sense of humour. Not only cricket, one can learn a lot about entrepreneurship from his successful career. On the occasion of his birthday, let’s read some pieces of advice everyone can apply to reach big heights in entrepreneurship can apply:

1. Believe in yourself

Starting a startup is not a smooth task. If you are working on something new and innovative, most likely you will get trolled for your idea. Sehwag was criticized for his batting technique in the early part of his career. But he decided to stick to the things he does the best and rest is the part of history now.

2. How to choose a team


A balanced team is important in entrepreneurship too and Sehwag once shared his opinion on choosing a team which reads as “I would rather choose a team with 4-star players than all-stars who may not work with each other due to ego issues.”

3. Facing failures

“In hard times and lean patches of life, run the company if not for yourself but for your loved ones. That’s what I did in my lean patch. After return from a match in Bangladesh, when I was going through a lean form, I would run daily from about 11 am-2 pm for two months. I lost weight and also spent time with my wife. Do what you really love to do and things would definitely fall back in place.” These are his words on handling failures in life.

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4. Making the most out of opportunities


Sehwag started his career as a middle-order batsman and spin bowler. After showing his talent as an opener he focused more on his batting. The way Sehwag immediately took the benefit of the opportunities presented to him gives us lessons that along with having talent and plans, it is important to make the most of any opportunity.

5. Be open to break the stereotypes


Every industry has some traditions and ways about how things are done in it. If you want to do something big, it is important to break all the barriers even if it seems awkward to others. He came at a time when fast bowlers were ruling in the cricket world and openers were happy just to play defensively. He changed the dynamics of the game by going after pacers right from the very first ball.

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