Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting confessed that he gets a little too intense because of his passion for the side. He made the statement after a video of his celebration after the win against Mumbai Indians (MI) was posted on Twitter.
Ponting can be seen having a serious look on his face after Delhi managed to overcome the challenge of the defending champions, Mumbai. The match was a low-scoring affair with both sides struggling to score runs on a typical slow-and-low Sharjah wicket.
“Sometimes my passion for my team gets the better of me! Always hard to beat MI, tough conditions for batting but Shreyas [Iyer] and [Ravichandran] Ashwin did exactly what we needed them to do. Great win @delhicapitals,” Ponting wrote on his official Twitter account.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 2, 2021
Avesh Khan is one of the most improved bowlers in the IPL – Ricky Ponting
The head coach was also full of praise for the rising star, Avesh Khan. He is second on the list for the purple cap with 21 wickets in 12 matches. Only Harshal Patel, with 26 wickets in 11 matches, is ahead of the Madhya Pradesh cricketer.
“We have brought in some good experienced Indian players and young players over the last two years. Avesh Khan is one of the most improved bowlers in the IPL. It’s a really enjoyable squad to coach with those players of youth and experience and Indian and overseas players,” Ponting added.
Avesh had excellent figures of 3/15 in his four overs against MI. He bowls during the most difficult phase – the powerplay and the death overs – in T20s and has managed to excel at it.
DC will be up against table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their next match on Monday. The winner of that could well decide who finishes in the first place. As for Mumbai, they will face Rajasthan Royals in a crunch game on Tuesday.