Abu Dhabi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is in great form in the 13th season of IPL. The team has won two of the three matches played so far. RCB has started a unique ‘mentorship program’ to strengthen the relationship between the players in the team in which the young cricketers of the team are being connected to their like-minded seniors who can enhance their skills.
RCB coach Mike Hesson described the unique initiative that each team’s cricketer has associated with another player on the team, giving everyone the opportunity to learn, mentor and share their experience. is.
Under this program, young opener Devdutt Padikkal has been linked to captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) while fast bowler Navdeep Saini has been linked with veteran South African fast bowler Dale Steyn.
Mike Hewson has said that the mentorship program is such that Simon Katich is very excited about it. This is happening in many sports. When you have players who are willing to share their experience then it is a good chance to gain this experience. The most experienced players share their experiences with the youth and the older players also learn something from the youth.
He said, ‘So we see who we are pairing with and about whom we think they can spend some time together apart from practice. You can talk to the game by understanding each other ‘.
Hessen said, ‘For example Navdeep Saini is linked to Dale Steyn. Stan has achieved a lot in fast bowling and understands the game closely. Navdeep Saini is talented and wants to bowl fast so there is nothing better than sitting on both of them together and talking on fast bowling.
Apart from this, Hessen said, ‘Devdutt Padikkal has a pair with Virat Kohli. There cannot be a better mentor for a young player than him. They are ambitious and bat in one place in the batting order.
Hewson said that the event is part of bringing players closer to each other for the ongoing Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. He said, ‘As much as the players come close to each other, then after that when they are on the field, they work together as a team under pressure conditions.’