Brain on Sports Podcast: Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne

Monday November 9th, 2015

“This is Your Brain on Sports” is a weekly podcast from Sports Illustrated in which SI executive editor Jon Wertheim and Tufts University psychology professor Sam Sommers explore the intersection of sports and human nature—what the world of sports has to teach us about who we are, what we care about and the forces that shape our behavior.

On this week’s episode, Wertheim talks with cricket titans Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in New York City, where the pair is for the launch of the Cricket All-Stars series at MLB stadiums around the country. Wertheim, Tendulkar and Warne discuss retirement: How does an athlete know that it's time to quit and how does one cope with life afterwards? Tendulkar and Warne also talk about bringing the sport of cricket to the U.S., what makes an athlete great, the mental side of sports and more.

Listen below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher, and check back every week for a new episode.

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