Sania Mirza's team knocked out of Women's IPL

Indian tennis star took retirement last month

By Web Desk
March 22, 2023
Sania Mirza addresses the audience following her mixed doubles final loss at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia - AP

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was roped in as a mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Women's Premier League (WPL). 

RCB, led by Smriti Mandhana, lost first five matches at the league stage which reduced their chances of qualifying for the next stage

Out of eight matches, RCB won just two to finish second last at the points table. They played against Mumbai Indians in their last match and lost by four wickets. 

Sania, their mentor, remained available to the players throughout. In their meeting during the tournament, Sania motivated players to become mentally strong regardless of the results. 

"After my retirement, my next step is to help women athletes around the world and in India with mental health and challenges which I went through over the last 20 years," she in a team meeting. 

Delhi Capital remained table toppers to qualify for the final straightaway. Mumbai Indians and UP Warriors will meet in an Eliminator on March 24. The winners will meet Delhi in the final which is scheduled on March 26. 

During the tournament, RCB's veteran pacer Ellyse Perry bowled the fastest delivery in women's cricket. She bowled the fastest delivery in women's cricket, clocking 130.5 kmph.

The franchise shared the update on Twitter with fans applauding one of the best all-rounders in women's cricket.