Oman eves get tips, training from Jhulan, Indian coach

MUSCAT: Two players from Oman women’s team recently had the opportunity to train under the tutelage of the very best in the business and hone their skills to a whole new level.
Vaishali Jesrani, captain, and Wanshika Avasthi, member of Oman team, were among a handful of players who attended various coaching sessions by Jhulan Goswami, star all-rounder of the Indian women’s team, and Tushar Arothe, national coach of the Indian women’s team, invited by G Force Cricket Academy in Dubai.
The Indian stars spent quality time with nearly 30 budding cricketers, both boys and girls, attending the coaching sessions, working on each player’s technique, temperament and batting, bowling and fielding skills. Various cricket drills were conducted in all areas of the game including running between the wickets, wicket-keeping and fitness with a combination of net sessions and open practice provided to all participants.
To test the players in a match situation, a T20 game was also played between boys and girls. The girls’ team was monitored by Jhulan while Tushar observed the boys’ team.
Guiding each player, both Jhulan and Tushar conducted group training as well as one to one sessions for the registered participants in order to improve their skills. Strongly supported by her parents, Vanshika Awasthi, student of Indian School Wadi Kabir, was the only young girl from Oman to be a part of these special training and coaching sessions under Jhulan and Tushar. Having received invaluable tips and training, she has certainly returned richer in class and experience.
In the end, the Indian national stars gave away certificates to all the participants, sharing inspiring words with all players.