Delhi Capitals batting coach Ricky Ponting said that his team is aware of the Covid-19 situation in India and their heart goes out to every person who is struggling with the disease in the country. The Covid-19 situation in India is worsening day by day. More than 3 lakh cases of Covid-19 are arriving in the country every day and the total active cases have crossed 28 lakh.
The Covid-19 cases have also affected many players. Delhi Capitals’ player Ravichandran Ashwin pulled out of IPL 2021 as he needed to support his family during the Covid-19 situation. Australian players like Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson have returned to Australia over the fears of being locked out of their home country.
We Are Very Much Aware Of Covid-19 Situation In India: Ricky Ponting
While speaking over the Covid-19 pandemic in India, Ricky Ponting said that his team is concerned about the people who are struggling with Covid-19 in India. He also said Delhi Capitals players are going through a very strange feeling right now.
“It’s really a strange feeling among our team right now. We are very much aware of what is happening outside. In fact, throughout India at the moment. Our heart goes out to every single person who is struggling with COVID-19 in Indian society.
“It’s affecting us, and we saw one of our players Ravichandran Ashwin leave the side to be with his family. We are talking more about it may be more than most team are,” Ricky Ponting said.
Ponting also said that the Australian government’s decision to ban Indian flights is a very small thing and they are more concerned about what is happening in India right now. On Tuesday, the Australian government suspended Indian flights from traveling to Australia till May 15.
“There’s no doubt that there have been a few distractions along the way. The travel side for us Australians and foreign players that are here are only a very small part of what we are talking about.
“On a daily basis, we are thinking about what’s going on outside and understand how blessed we are to turn out (and play the IPL). Hopefully, there are several people around India that enjoyed a great game of IPL tonight,” Ricky Ponting further said.
Ricky Ponting is Delhi Capitals’ batting coach. The team has won 4 matches out of 6 so far and holds the 3rd spot in IPL 2021 points table. In their last match, the Rishabh Pant-led side lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 run. Delhi Capitals will next face Kolkata Knight Riders on April 25, 2021.