NEW DELHI: With huge money and fame coming early in the career, young cricketers need a mentor to prevent them from going astray, according to pacer S Sreesanth.
"If you have a mentor or someone is looking up to you, with so much of money and entertainment involved, if there is one coach or family member, who actually keeps an eye on the player and if the player is ready to listen to them, you are alright. If you are talented and hardworking, nothing should bother you," said Sreesanth.
Discipline has been an issue with a number of Indian cricketers and few of them have been showcaused for a pub brawl in St Lucia after India crashed out of the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.
The 27-year-old pacer said it was important for a youngster to know where to draw the line.
"Focus is surely important, but again everyone lives their own personal life as well. As long as he knows the thin line between foolishness and bravery, that is very important," said the pacer, whose volatile temperament has often landed him in trouble.