Former two-time World Cup-winner Yuvraj Singh has had his share of doubts over the current Indian team for a while now. From the players to the coaching panel, the 38-year-old has made some debatable comments on them. Yuvraj Singh’s statements on India’s batting Vikram Rathour’s lack of international experience provoked Gautam Gambhir to respond.
Yuvraj Singh felt that to become a successful coach; one has to have played a considerable amount of cricket at the highest level. The cricketer-turned-politician Gambhir believed the complete opposite, acknowledging that one doesn’t need to have substantial international experience to become a good coach.
Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar backed Gambhir’s views, explaining that a top-notch international cricketer may not comprehend the struggles of an upcoming player. At the same time, he believed that a coach needs all over again, which means to leave their past behind.
Mike Hesson reveals his detailed opinion on Yuvraj Singh’s statements:
Mike Hesson, who is one of the successful coaches and served as the coach of New Zealand for six years, provided his detailed insights. The Kiwi is one of the most sought after coaches in the world today and is currently the director of cricket operations for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mike Hesson on coaching:
Hesson mentioned that it is all about earning the players’ respect, and that’s when they realize the coach’s importance. The Dunedin-born reckoned that presenting examples of oneself can be helpful, but it is about making the athletes trust their mentor. To conclude, he said that coaches dish out all their personal experiences in the first week of coaching.
“Once the player identifies that you are of use to them as a coach, then you’ve got their respect and for some coaches that takes longer time than others. When you become useful to a player, they actually think that this guy is going to be helpful for me to get the best out of me as a player. It’s not about just telling them stories about what you used to do as a player, but it is about them genuinely thinking that you can help them become a player.
That is pretty much what the role of a coach is. The coaches that are less experienced and come straight from a playing background, they will exhaust all their personal experiences in the first week of coaching.” the 45-year old said as quoted by Times Now.