Dinesh Lad is a phenomenal coach, says Ntini’s son

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Bipin Dani

South Africa’s 19-year-old fast-bowler Thando Ntini, who took one-month coaching sessions from Rohit Sharma’s childhood coach Dinesh Lad, says he is very much satisfied on being coached by a well-experienced coach and a lot of improvement in his own technique.

Speaking exclusively over the telephone before returning to his country on Wednesday, he said, “Coach Lad is phenomenal at what he does and understands the player very well. I have already seen plenty of improvements but excited for plenty more growth”.

Incidentally, Thando Ntini is a son of Makhaya Ntini, who played 101 Tests, 173 ODIs and 10 T-20Is. Thando Ntini had been in Mumbai since April 29.

“I had decided on coming to India to work on my cricket as it’s the biggest hub for producing and growing young cricketers. Also India has top coaches who shaped better both my knowledge and my game on and off the field”.

“The national academy program ( South Africa Emerging ) was not happening this year so I took matters into my own hands to upskill myself and not just sit at home”.

“This was also a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and be in a completely new space and environment and train and learn outside my country”, he signed off.