The Indian Premier League is backmost and truthful are Ricky Ponting's much-followed dressing country speeches. After Delhi Capitals' season-opening triumph over Chennai Super Kings successful IPL 2021, the franchise person shared a glimpse of Ponting addressing the winning team.
The erstwhile Australia skipper and the caput manager of the Delhi Capitals lauded Rishabh Pant connected his winning commencement to IPL captaincy career. Notably, Pant, who was appointed arsenic the skipper of the past year's losing finalists, won the archetypal match-up against his mentor and idol MS Dhoni's broadside successful Mumbai.
Ricky Ponting had a peculiar chat with Prithvi Shaw who acceptable up the triumph for Delhi Capitals successful their pursuit of 189 astatine the Wankhede Stadium. Shaw took the onslaught to CSK's new-ball bowlers, hitting 72 from conscionable 38 balls arsenic helium stiched a 138-run opening basal with Shikhar Dhawan. Prithvi looked successful implicit control, hitting 3 sixes and 9 boundaries earlier getting retired to Dwayne Bravo.
Ponting, speaking to Prithvi successful the video shared by the Capitals, stressed the value of having a wide caput erstwhile batting successful high-pressure situations. Notably, Shaw did not person a bully IPL with the Capitals successful 2020 arsenic helium managed conscionable 228 runs astatine an mean of little than 20 successful 13 matches.
"Have you played amended than that successful the IPL ever?" Ponting asked Prithvi to which the young opener replied successful the negative.
"What were you reasoning astir erstwhile batting?" Ponting asked him. Shaw said: "nothing".
Ponting went connected to elaborate: "Prithvi, it was awesome and you person got truthful overmuch to larn from that 1 innings. You tin spell into the adjacent crippled reasoning astir nothing, you volition get runs again. So, you got plentifulness to larn from that innings, it was awesome."
Delhi Capitals completed the pursuit successful conscionable 18.4 overs to clinch a 7-wicket triumph connected Saturday. Earlier successful the day, the hard enactment was done by Delhi Capitals pacers, Avesh Khan and Chris Woakes arsenic the 2 bowlers picked up 4 wickets betwixt them, conceding conscionable 41 runs successful 8 overs.
Ponting, who has made it a wont to sanction 3 dressing country Man of the Match awards, near retired Shikhar Dhawan, who was named the Man of the Match for his 54-ball 85. Avesh, Woakes and Shaw were named by the caput coach.
Having sealed an emphatic triumph successful their opener, Delhi Capitals volition look to physique a winning momentum aboriginal successful the season. They look Rajasthan Royals successful their 2nd IPL 2021 lucifer connected Thursday successful Mumbai.