WPL: Sania Mirza joins Royal Challengers Bangalore as workforce mentor

Sania Mirza has been roped in as mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), to be performed in Mumbai from March 4 to 26.

Mirza, the primary Indian lady to win a significant title – she completed with six throughout girls’s doubles and blended doubles – is anticipated to hitch the squad following the conclusion of the ATP Dubai Open, which is more likely to be her final skilled match. Mirza, 36, introduced her choice to retire from skilled tennis previous to the Australian Open, the place she and her accomplice Rohan Bopanna completed runners-up within the blended doubles.

“I was a little surprised [at being offered a mentorship role], but I was really excited,” Mirza advised RCB TV. “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 into believing in themselves no matter how much the odds are against you, you can achieve your goals.”

Mirza was notably enthused about working with the youthful Indian gamers and serving to them take care of strain. “The mental aspect of it is something I look forward to working with the younger girls,” she stated. “I feel I can [help] 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.”

Royal Challengers put collectively a star-studded line-up on the inaugural public sale, headlined by Smriti Mandhana, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Sophie Devine, Dane van Niekerk and Richa Ghosh.

Royal Challengers are but to announce their total teaching roster, however have VR Vanitha, the previous India worldwide, and Malolan Rangarajan, a lead expertise scout for the Royal Challengers males’s workforce, of their assist employees, and Mike Hesson can be in-charge of the workforce as director of cricket.

The workforce will open its WPL marketing campaign on March 5, the second day of the match, towards Delhi Capitals at Brabourne Stadium.

Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com

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