Ricky Ponting enjoys a bully rapport with the Delhi Capitals players and it was evident with the mode the caput manager interacted with erstwhile skipper Shreyas Iyer aft their IPL 2021 season-opening win implicit Chennai Super Kings connected Saturday.
Head manager Ricky Ponting and Shreyas Iyer caught up via a video telephone aft the 7-wicket win. Iyer is not portion of the Delhi Capitals squad for IPL 2021 arsenic helium was ruled retired of the full play owed to a enarthrosis injury. Iyer underwent country connected April 8 successful Mumbai and volition request astatine slightest 4 months to retrieve wholly and get backmost to playing competitory cricket.
Speaking to Shreyas Iyer successful a virtual call, Ricky Ponting said that the squad missed him and complemented the India prima for his caller hairstyle. Then determination was banter arsenic Ponting joked that Iyer could articulation the squad aft completing the mandatory quarantine play and beryllium the 12th antheral for the squad during the 14th play of IPL.
"Missing you, it doesn't consciousness the same. Come and articulation us, it's conscionable 7 days (quarantine). It volition spell fast, spot me. Come on, we request a 12th man. We request idiosyncratic to tally the drinks for us," Ponting said successful the video shared by Delhi Capitals.
Shreyas Iyer revealed that helium had travel location from the infirmary connected Saturday and shared a glimpse of his plastered shoulders to his caput coach.
Notably, Rishabh Pant led Delhi Capitals successful the lack of Shreyas Iyer connected Saturday. Pant got his captaincy vocation successful the IPL disconnected to a winnings commencement arsenic the losing finalists from past twelvemonth thrashed Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets successful their opener successful Mumbai.
Chasing 189, Delhi Capitals rode connected a ascendant opening basal betwixt Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw arsenic the duo added 138 runs for the opening basal successful conscionable 13.3 overs. With Pant remaining unbeaten connected 15, DC completed the pursuit successful conscionable 18.4 overs.
Delhi instrumentality connected Rajasthan Royals successful their 2nd lucifer of IPL 2021 connected Thursday successful Mumbai.