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Meet RCB massage therapist Navnita Gautam who grabbed headlines after Kyle Jamieson ‘flirted’ with her

As soon as the camera caught Jamieson smiling flirtatiously, the footage went viral and fans have been curious to know about Navnita.

Meet RCB massage therapist Navnita Gautam who grabbed headlines after Kyle Jamieson ‘flirted’ with her

Updated: Sep 23, 2021, 09:43 AM IST

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced a nine-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match on Monday (September  20) in Abu Dhabi. While RCB fans were stunned by the humiliating defeat, it was RCB pacer Kyle Jamieson who grabbed the headlines for ‘flirting’ with RCB massage therapist Navnita Gautam.

When the RCB score was 53/4, the cameraman panned to the dugout where Jamieson was sitting all padded up as he was slated to come in at no. 8. When the camera was on Jamieson, he was seen smiling looking at Navnita Gautam, who was sitting in the dugout.

As soon as the camera caught Jamieson smiling flirtatiously, the footage went viral and fans have been curious to know about Navnita.

Things you need to know about Navnita Gautam:

– Born on April 11 in 1992, Navnita Gautam is Canadian. She was born in Vancouver.

– Navnita joined RCB as a sports massage therapist in 2019. It is to be noted that she was the first and only female to be a part of the support staff of any of the 8 IPL teams. 

– Before joining RCB, Navnita had worked with the Toronto Nationals team in the Global T20 Canada. Also, the 29-year-old has served as a support staff member for the Indian Women’s Basketball Team during their Asia Cup campaign.

– In 2019, Navnita Gautam was asked if she had any apprehensions about being the only woman to be part of the support staff in RCB and she had said, “Absolutely not. It’s like having 20 brothers around at all times. Slowly but surely, the transition is happening. I believe that as long as the players and support staff trust your work, gender shouldn’t be an issue as we are all healthcare professionals.”

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