Former Test cricketer M. V. Narasimha Rao has said that unless the coaches enjoy and take pride in their job, they cannot do justice to the profession. “The most important thing to be a successful coach is to keep yourself updated about the changing trends in the game,” he said while delivering the keynote address at the seminar on ‘Basics in Cricket Coaching’ organised by the Sports Coaching Foundation (Masab Tank) here on Saturday.

“Every coach should realise that his efforts will pay rich dividends in the long run. But, imagine the immense satisfaction you get when your own trainee makes it big on the international stage sometime later on. This should be the driving force,” Rao said and added that he enjoyed coaching back in Ireland or at St. John’s Coaching Foundation (Secunderabad).

Rehmath Baig, one of the senior-most coaches, , also stressed the importance of dedication, discipline and long-term vision.