It is like having 20 brothers round always, says RCB’s therapeutic massage therapist Navnita Gautam

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She has labored with the Toronto Nationals within the International T20 League earlier than.

Navnita Gautam
Navnita Gautam. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) turned the primary workforce within the Indian Premier League (IPL) to nominate a girl within the assist workers earlier this month. They introduced the signing up of Navnita Gautam because the workforce’s therapeutic massage therapist. She has been assigned the work to determine and implement therapeutic massage remedy to assist the workforce and get well higher earlier than and in the course of the season.

Gautam will even be working with the workforce’s head physiotherapist Evan Speechly and Basu Shanker, RCB’s power and conditioning coach. This isn’t the primary stint for the Canada-based therapeutic massage therapist. She has beforehand labored with Toronto Nationals in International T20 Canada and was additionally with India Girls’s Basketball workforce in the course of the Asia Cup.

Nevertheless, she is at the moment the primary and solely lady to be a part of the assist workers throughout your complete IPL. Whereas chatting with ESPNCricinfo, when Navnita Gautam was requested if she had any apprehensions about the identical, she mentioned, “Completely not. It’s like having 20 brothers round always.”

If gamers and workers belief your work, gender shouldn’t be a problem, Navnita Gautam

Navnita Gautam although was hopeful that in occasions to come back, extra ladies will be a part of as a part of the assist workers in different groups as nicely. She additionally went on to say that it’s all about belief whereas working and gender doesn’t matter then. “Slowly however absolutely, the transition is occurring. I imagine that so long as the gamers and assist workers belief your work, gender shouldn’t be a problem as we’re all healthcare professionals working collectively as a workforce to get athletes again on the sector,” she mentioned.

RCB’s newly appointed member feels her time with the RCB might be enjoyable and is excitingly wanting ahead to it. She was additionally elated whereas sharing her expertise with the Toronto Nationals. “The expertise with Toronto Nationals within the International T20 league was above and past wonderful.

“Thus, the transition to IPL needs to be a enjoyable one. One of many challenges can be to know each athlete’s physique kind/muscle high quality and their likes and dislikes in the direction of what kind of therapy advantages them probably the most. As soon as I perceive that I feel it’ll be fairly easy crusing from then onwards,” Gautam additional added. Navnita Gautam will work with the RCB for the IPL 2020.