The Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting believes that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has done an outstanding job leading the franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
When the first phase of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 ended team Delhi Capitals (DC) had an exceptional outing and they were sitting at the top of the points table with 6 wins in 8 games. They will be looking forward to continuing their momentum in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 as well when they lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Wednesday.
The Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting believes that Delhi Capitals can get the job done in their first IPL 2021 UAE game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise. He stated:
“The IPL is such an even tournament that anyone on any given day can beat any team. We’ve got great respect for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have got world-class players in David Warner, Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan, who is probably their key player. They always try and keep the game really close and really tight. But having said that, we have prepared really well and have done everything we can for the game. I am pretty confident that our boys can get the job done tomorrow.”
“Rishabh Pant’s level of maturity in the last couple of seasons has just gone through the roof.”: Ricky Ponting
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting further added that Pant has become a lot more mature in the last couple of seasons.
“Rishabh’s level of maturity in the last couple of seasons has just gone through the roof. When I first joined the Delhi Capitals camp, Rishabh was just starting to burst onto the scene.”
Ricky Pointing recalled that he told during last Australian summer Rishabh Pant will have an exceptional run in cricket and his predictions came true. Also, he hailed Rishabh Pant for his captaincy in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I made a pretty big call during the Australian summer last year when Rishabh finally made his way back to the Test team that we are going to see the unearthing of someone that could be a star Test match player for India for a long time. And what he has done since then on the international stage has been nothing short of sensational and I could see that coming. He’s done a terrific job as Captain of Delhi Capitals so far as well.” : Ricky Ponting added