With lots of cricket veterans mentoring the 2nd season of Tamil Nadu Premier League ( TNPL 2017 tips ), hopes are getting high for a high performing series for this season. There have been a good number of team mentors taking the teams to the highest levels.
Along the side is another historical name that has been added to the list. Jonty Rhodes, the man with an on ground achievement of an awesome cricket series from his role in the South African side is going to mentor Ruby Trichy Warriors.
The team administration has appointed this legendary South Africa’s cricket master to play the role of their team mentor for this season’s TNPL league. This was further confirmed with the tweet shared by the franchise from their official Twitter account stating, “It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s @JontyRhodes8!
Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes is one of those former South African cricketers who have shown their charisma in the Test and One Day International crickets. Referred as the greatest fielder of the modern era cricket, he has received a warm welcome from the team and the team is already doing great under his guidance.
The head coach of the Trichy Warriors, Tinu Yohannan shared his views on the appointment saying, “The mere presence of a legendary player like Rhodes can motivate the players. I am excited to welcome him to the team. It will be a privilege to have him in our midst. His presence in the dressing room and during the practice sessions can be invaluable. He can pass on a lot of knowledge to the young players. He (Rhodes) will be with the team for two days. Though he will be with the team only for one match, it will be good to have him with us. With his experience, he can pass on valuable tips to the Warriors players.
Alongside, Lance Klusener, another former veteran from the South African cricketers’ bunch has joined Lyca Kovai Kings for training them for the season. He already has the experience of coaching the squads with his mentorship to the Kings, during the first season of TNPL for the previous year. Also, Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan legend is mentoring the VB Thiruvallur Veerans.