#43 Simon Katich – Celebrating Reaching 100, Resilience and Overcoming Setbacks, Transitioning to Commentating and Coaching Around the World

Welcome to the 100th episode of the Performance Intelligence podcast. 100 episodes is a significant milestone and first I would like to thank The Wizard, Shannon, Liuba and Angelynne who all do such a great job behind the scenes. Thank you as well to you, the listeners.

To commemorate our 100th episode I am joined by Simon Katich, former captain for both the NSW and Derbyshire cricket teams. Simon also played for Lancashire, WA, the Perth Scorchers and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

Simon played 56 test matches for Australia with a batting average of 45 and best bowling figures of 6/65. Upon retiring as a first-class cricketer, ‘Kato’ worked as Football Operations Manager for the GWS Giants. He then jumped back into the global world of cricket as head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Manchester’s Hundred team, and was recently appointed Chief Coach of Mumbai Indians Cape Town in the SA T20 league.

Kato is a regular cricket commentator for channel 7, a former competitor on celebrity master chef and on weekend’s he can be found umpiring his children’s junior cricket games on Sydney’s lower north shore.

In this episode Andrew and Simon discuss:

4:30 Helping out kids.

8:15 Simon growing up and the differences in playing sport between now and then.

21:15 Being competitive and white line fever.

26:10 Having something outside sport.

30:00 life after playing and the importance of family.

42:00 Coaching a cricket team and celebrity culture.

49:45 Getting into the media and being analytical.

59:20 The Michael Clarke incident.

1:04:15 Simon’s thoughts on his teammates.

1:14:00 How Simon handles his mental game.

1:17:40 Performance Uncovered

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