Jonty Rhodes, the legendary South Africa cricketer, will be joining Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) team Ruby Trichy Warriors as a mentor. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Premier League 2020 Postponed Again, Likely to be Held in November or March 2021
Tinu Yohannan, head coach of Trichy Warriors, said “the mere presence of a legendary player like Rhodes can motivate the players. I am excited to welcome him to the team.” Also Check: Virat Kohli Hasn’t Been Tested as Skipper Yet, Says Sourav Ganguly Also Read - Gautam Gambhir Calls Ravindra Jadeja 'Best Fielder in World Cricket', Says no One is Better Than Him in Throwing
The franchise announced the association with Rhodes on Instagram, check it out here: Also Read - 'Everything Uncertain Because of Covid-19, Why Should IPL Be Different?' Questions Jonty Rhodes
“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,” Yohannan, a former India Test cricketer, said adding Rhodes will be linking up with the squad on 7 August.
“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,” the team head coach added. Also Check: India vs Sri Lanka: Team India Faces Selection Dilemma After Galle Win
Meanwhile, another former South Africa cricketer Lance Klusener, who is coach of Lyca Kovai Kings, will be joining the team in Dindigul tomorrow (July 31), the franchise officials said. Klusener had been the coach of Kings in the first edition of TNPL also.
Legendary Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is also associated with the tournament as mentor of VB Thiruvallur Veerans.
(With PTI inputs)