IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting Gives Freedom To Delhi Capitals’ Players To Express Themselves In Best Possible Fashion, Says Shimron Hetmyer
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IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting Gives Freedom To Delhi Capitals’ Players To Express Themselves In Best Possible Fashion, Says Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shimron Hetmyer has lauded his team’s head coach Ricky Ponting saying the latter gives freedom to players to express themselves in the best possible fashion. Delhi Capitals on Sunday defeated Punjab Kings by 7 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan smashed unbeaten 69 runs for Delhi Capitals and played a major role in the victory.

Punjab Kings batted first in the match. In the absence of KL Rahul, skipper Mayank Agarwal played a spectacular knock of 99 runs off 58 balls. With no good support from other batsmen, he took Punjab Kings to 166-6 in 20 overs. Later, Delhi Capitals chased down the victory with ease. Opener Shikhar Dhawan played a match-winning knock of 69 runs off 47 balls to win the match for Delhi Capitals.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ricky Ponting Pushes Players To Do Their Best: Shimron Hetmyer

After the victory, Delhi Capitals’ player Shimron Hetmyer heaped praises on the team’s head coach Ricky Ponting. While speaking to ANI, he said that Ponting always backs players and pushes them to do their best.

“I have been here for just two seasons, from being here for two years, Ricky Ponting has helped in terms of positivity. He has given everyone the freedom to express themselves in the best possible fashion. He is always there to back you and push you to do your best. That is one of the things I like about him,” said Shimron Hetmyer.

When Hetmyer was asked if it was tough to adjust to different venues in IPL 2021, he said that it is not challenging since everyone is able to adjust.

“I do not think it is that challenging because everyone who is playing in the IPL has played international cricket before so they are able to adjust. It is about going out there and assessing the conditions and playing accordingly.

“The things I have learnt here, I try to implement that into my game. I try to be more consistent, in the West Indies team I bat a little higher so there is a little more responsibility in that case,” Shimron Hetmyer further said.

Shikhar Dhawan and Shimron Hetmyer
Shikhar Dhawan and Shimron Hetmyer (Image Credit: Twitter)

Hetmyer also played a cameo during Delhi Capitals’ victory over Punjab Kings. He scored 16 runs from 4 balls by hitting 2 sixes and 1 four. After the victory, Delhi Capitals moved to the top spot in IPL 2021 points table with 12 points. The Rishabh Pant-led side has won 6 matches out of 8 so far. Delhi Capitals will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on May 8.