The auction for the Women’s Premier League i.e. Women’s IPL, which is being held for the first time, was held on Monday (February 13). In this auction, many women players from the country and abroad were seen bidding heavily. At the same time, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (Royal Challengers Bangalore) franchise, which bought a team in this tournament, tried to build a strong team. RCB has included many famous players in international cricket including Indian vice-captain Smriti Mandhana in its team. taken After that, the franchise has surprised everyone by taking another big decision. RCB appointed Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as a mentor for WPL.
RCB made an official announcement about this through their social media handle.
“We are making Sania a part of RCB as a mentor and inspiration to the players.”
The pioneer in Indian sports for women, a youth icon, someone who has played bold and broken barriers throughout her career, and a champion on and off the field. We are proud to welcome Sania Mirza as the mentor of the RCB women’s cricket team. 🤩#PlayBold @MirzaSania pic.twitter.com/eMOMU84lsC
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 15, 2023
Speaking after getting the RCB mentorship, Sania herself said,
“I am really happy to be a part of RCB. I was shocked when this proposal came to me. However, now after retirement, my endeavor will be to inspire young players and make them pursue a career in the sport. So with RCB I will definitely try to encourage the young players.”
India’s all-time greatest tennis player, Sania has recently announced her retirement from international tennis. She will retire from all forms of tennis after the Dubai International. Sania had won as many as six Grand Slams in her career.
RCB Squad for WPL 2023 –
Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Devine, Elise Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Erin Burns, Disha Kast, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobhana, Heather Knight, Den van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanjad, Megan Shoot, Sahana Pawar
(Tennis Legend Sania Mirza Joins RCB As Mentor In WPL)