Sania Mirza, a tennis icon who has been an elite athlete for more than two decades, has been named a mentor by the Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (RCB-W) for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Although she doesn’t have much knowledge of cricket, Sania believes her experience as a professional athlete can help RCB cricketers manage the mental aspects of the game. The WPL will kick off with the first match between Gujarat Giants and Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team, captained by Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, will begin their quest for their maiden Women’s Premier League (WPL) title with a match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. As RCB’s mentor, Sania Mirza’s role will be to help them achieve their goal.
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Sania said that having been involved in individual sports, she was used to handling photo shoots, media attention and other such matters on her own. She therefore feels that she can offer valuable guidance to RCB cricketers.
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It’s typical to feel pressure, but Sania believes one must learn to manage it, ignore distractions and stay focused. She added that it can be difficult to deal with the Indian media, but it’s about knowing how to handle noise and staying calm under pressure.
“I don’t know anything about cricket. I thought (when they named me a mentor) what am I going to do, what am I going to talk to the girls. I recently retired, last week actually. So I was thinking what is my next step in life? So my next step was to try to help female athletes in India, in any sport, to help with the mental aspect of the things that I’ve been through for the last 20 years,” she said in a video shared on the Instagram account. RCB’s Twitter. .
Sania emphasized that struggles and difficulties are an integral part of every athlete’s life and reminded the RCB players of the reasons why they chose to pursue cricket.
He stated that struggles are present in all aspects of life, including sports. Sania reflected on her own experience and shared how she used to practice on cow dung courts without proper guidance from a coach. Sania further stated that true champions are those who continue to strive and emerge victorious even when faced with adverse circumstances.
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