Bangalore: Former India captain Rahul Dravid today said young and budding cricketers should vouch for mentors not coaches to develop themselves as a worldclass players.
"Young players should be looking at mentors not coaches. A lot of youngsters think that they will make themselves a world-class players through coaching academies," he said at the Club Day organised by KSCA on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee celebrations here.
Dravid said coaching is a task-oriented job and mentoring is relationship-oriented. "Coaches focus on concrete issues of the game but mentors go beyond what coaches do. Their focus is on matters including self-confidence and self-perception," he explained.