What is the meaning of "chokers"?

(Bipin Kumar, Wayanand)

When India lost the one-day series against Australia, some people commented that our team consisted of a bunch of "chokers". A "choker" is someone who doesn't perform well under pressure. When the going gets tough, the choker doesn't get going. He folds up like a pack of cards; he fails to perform to his potential.

*You can't rely on Jai when the going gets tough. He is a choker.

*Kim Clisters always seems to choke in the final of a grand slam.

S. Upendran

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