Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan was appointed as mentor of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) franchise Thiruvallur Veerans on Thursday with the owner and former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekar making it clear that the 45-year-old will be with the side for the entire duration of the second season of the T20 tournament.
Expressing his delight at securing the spin wizard’s services, Chandrasekar expressed his gratitude to the Sri Lankan for agreeing to be part of a regional T20 league.
“Muralitharan will be the mentor for Thiruvallur Veerans. It is something we never dreamt of, nor was it planned,” he said. “He is a good team man and I am sure the Veerans players will learn a lot by being with him. Murali has a wealth of experience, having played at the highest level and coached various teams. He can pass on a lot of knowledge to the young squad,”