Tennis legend Sania Mirza expressed shock at being appointed the mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the Women’s Premier League on Wednesday.
“I was a little surprised at being offered a mentorship role but I was really excited,” the six-time Grand Slam doubles champion instructed Sportstar.
Asked concerning the function she needs to play among the many cricketers, the 36-year-old, who will retire from tennis later this week at WTA 1000 in Dubai, mentioned, “I want to make young girls believe sport can be one of the first career choices for them. I want to help the next generation to believe in themselves no matter how much the odds are against you, you can achieve your goals.”
“The mental aspect of it is something I look forward to working with the younger girls,” added Sania.
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“I feel I can help to bring in the mental steadiness, the mental belief, I can talk of the experiences I’ve had over 20 years of playing.
“Being the only Indian woman doing it for so many years has been lonely, but the pressure has been high, that kind of stuff is something I can truly help with,” she mentioned.
The first season of WPL begins on March 4, 2023.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com