On February 15, tennis legend Sania Mirza was chosen to coach Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the first Women’s Premier League season (WPL). Mirza has inspired millions of people with her incredible tennis accomplishments as one of the most accomplished female athletes in the country.
Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam champion who just announced her retirement from tennis, has won a number of awards, including the illustrious Padma Bhushan, Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award, and Padma Shri.
The same message was released by RCB on its official social media platforms early on Wednesday morning. Sania Mirza said after being selected to be the women’s team’s mentor:
I was a bit surprised, but I’m ecstatic because, you know, I’ve been a professional athlete for 20 years, which is often a very long period to be an athlete. However, I believe that once I retire, my next duty will be to try to persuade girls and women that athletics may be one of their top professional options.
“And for me, the kinds of things I went through 30 years ago when I picked up a tennis racquet to play the sport, which was essentially unheard of at the time, I just want to help the next generation believe in themselves that no matter how many odds are against you, you can achieve your goal if you believe in yourself,” Sania Mirza continued.
The WPL 2023 auction was a huge success for RCB since they were able to bolster their roster with a number of outstanding players. English and South African leaders Heather Knight and Dane van Niekerk, veteran Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry, Indian wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh, and Indian emerging spinner Amit Mishra are among the players.