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WPL 2023: How a ‘good thought’ from RCB administration satisfied Sania Mirza to take up mentor’s position

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India Today Sports Desk

Speaking to India Today, tennis star Sania Mirza mentioned the chance to work with younger ladies and assist them take care of the strain of the highlight within the Women’s Premier League excited her concerning the mentor position with RCB.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 4, 2023 12:14 IST

Sania Mirza was named as RCB’s mentor in WPL 2023 (Photo Courtesy:: RCB/Twitter)

By India Today Sports Desk: Legendary tennis participant Sania Mirza signed up because the mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League. In a transfer that originally helped elevate just a few eyebrows, Sania joined a cricket crew in a fast-paced T20 league proper after bringing the curtains down on a celebrated tennis profession.

For the primary time within the historical past of Indian cricket, a high-profile star from one other sport was roped in to play a key position within the crew setup. Sania joined the RCB crew in Mumbai forward of the WPL season, beginning Saturday, March 4.

Speaking to India Today, Sania Mirza mentioned she was shocked when RCB approached her with the supply to be a mentor of their Women’s Premier League crew. However, Sania mentioned she was instantly glued when she heard the proposal and position readability from the RCB crew administration.

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Having been within the highlight proper from the times she made the world sit up and take discover on the highest degree in tennis, Sania has handled strain, and criticism and managed to carve a spot for herself in Indian sports activities historical past. The expertise of getting gone by means of the ups and downs as a feminine athlete will assist her mentor younger ladies who’re moving into the worldwide highlight within the WPL, in line with Sania Mirza.

“I think I love to be involved in sports. When this opportunity with RCB came up, it’s actually a mentorship, my first answer was ‘I don’t really know anything about cricket’. I have been around cricket but I don’t know anything about cricket,” Sania Mirza mentioned.

“You can’t know things without playing them well. I don’t really know much about cricket. I can watch it, I am a great spectator.

“But, I feel, the dialog that we had was fascinating. They mentioned I’d be working with younger ladies. Young ladies, who’re in all probability for the primary time dealing with this type of highlight with the sort of cash driving on them, the sort of strain. Lots of the ladies have not actually confronted that ever.” she added.

“I’ve confronted that for the final 20 years of my life they usually had been like ‘we simply need you to assist them deal with that’. That was such an excellent thought for me as nicely.

“This is sort of my way of giving it back to the younger female athletes of our country, in helping them in whatever way possible. So I was really excited about this opportunity. I am looking forward to starting to work with them,” she added.

india’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana will lead RCB within the first version of WPL. RCB will start their marketing campaign towards Delhi Capitals on the Brabourne Stadium on March 5.

The Bengaluru-based franchise even have among the greatest within the enterprise, together with Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry, England star Heather Knight, New Zealnad’s Sophie Devine, and India stars Richa Ghosh and Renuka Singh Thakur. With a sound scouting system in place, RCB have additionally been ready to enroll some thrilling native skills for what is anticipated to be an thrilling season of WPL.

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Mar 4, 2023