She’s a global icon and a superstar cricketer who’s no stranger to record-breaking exploits, yet there’s one piece of advice Ellyse Perry always insists on keeping close to heart.
“It’s probably something my dad said to me a long time ago,” Perry tells CNN Sport. “And that’s the harder you train, the luckier you get. If you’re dead set on doing something and you just constantly put in consistent work and effort, I think it always pays off in the long run.”
Paternal guidance clearly very well heeded.
During her storied and glittering career, the 30-year-old – along with her all-conquering Australian teammates – has soared to new heights: a 2013 Cricket World Cup triumph in India, five T20 World Cup titles across a decade of dominance and, earlier this year in New Zealand, a new world record for consecutive one-day international victories.