Ahead of a new Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Delhi Capitals (DC)’s new recruit, Mohit Sharma is looking forward to learning from legendary Australian coach Ricky Ponting. Mohit is eager to play under the coach, who has previously lifted the coveted title as a player.
The 31-year-old came into the limelight after an impressive season in the Ranji Trophy in 2012-13. Mohit was later signed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and he responded by picking up 20 wickets in 15 matches.
In the following season, the pacer from Faridabad, finished the campaign with the purple cap, after scalping most wickets in the tournament that year, 23. While his best days are gone, Mohit believes under the right guidance, he can still get his career back on track.
Good Guidance at this stage can change my career: Mohit Sharma on Ricky Ponting
The right-arm pacer has represented India in 26 ODIs and eight T20Is but has been on the fringes lately. Mohit is currently recuperating post-surgery, at the National Cricket Academy at Bengaluru. He is currently looking forward to playing under Ponting at the IPL 2020.
The 31-year-old said, “I am at a stage where good guidance can change the course of my career. I am really excited to learn from Ponting and the rest of the coaching staff.”
Mohit also feels that DC have the right balance of youth and experience and it will be key in the upcoming IPL season.
“To win the IPL, the performance of your domestic players counts the most,” he said. “I think Delhi Capitals has the strongest bunch of Indian cricketers this season. We have the right mix of youth and experience.”
“Even last year, the general consensus among other franchises was that Delhi Capitals was the team with the most potential, thanks to their promising young players. I am confident that we can perform even better this year,” he added.
Delhi Capitals will begin their IPL 2020 campaign versus Kings XI Punjab at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on March 30.