DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting’s big statement, ‘Rishabh Pant’s level of maturity has gone through roof’


DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting’s massive assertion, ‘Rishabh Pant’s degree of maturity has gone by roof’

DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting’s massive assertion, ‘Rishabh Pant’s degree of maturity has gone by roof’: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting feels his younger skipper Rishabh Pant’s degree of maturity “has gone by the roof” within the final couple of seasons as he has developed from a swashbuckling keeperbatsman to a frontrunner of the pack.

The 23-year-old Pant was given the duty to guide Delhi Capitals within the first section of IPL 2021 after common captain Shreyas Iyer was dominated out as a consequence of a shoulder damage.

“Rishabh’s degree of maturity within the final two seasons has gone by the roof,” Ponting, one of many sport’s all-time greats, described the cricketer on Tuesday.

 “Once I first got here in, he simply burst on to the scene. I had stated we’re going to see the unearthing of somebody who’s going to play for India for a very long time. I may see that coming. I may see how a lot he wished to be in each Indian staff..

“It is going to take an excellent participant to knock him off that Indian staff.”

DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting’s massive assertion, ‘Rishabh Pant’s degree of maturity has gone by roof’

Beneath Pant’s captaincy, DC reached their maiden IPL remaining final season although they misplaced to Mumbai Indians within the summit showdown within the UAE.

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“He has achieved a terrific job up to now (main DC in IPL). We’re all striving for one thing particular. This 12 months we wish to go one step additional and Rishabh goes to play an integral half in that.”

Earlier than the primary section of the league had began in India earlier this 12 months, Ponting had backed Pant because the staff’s skipper within the absence of Iyer, stating that the teenager would get pleasure from the additional duty.

And he did as DC topped the standings with six wins from eight matches earlier than COVID-19 instances within the IPL’s bio-bubble led to a suspension of the occasion.

Desirous to win their first silverware, Pant stated the staff wants to offer simply 10-15 p.c greater than final season.

“We’re higher than final time this 12 months. Now we have been focussing on the method for two-three years. We don’t need to do too many issues in another way from final 12 months. We will do the identical issues and provides 10-15 p.c further,” Pant stated on the eve of their opening sport in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With the presence of individuals like Marcus Stoinis and Shimron Hetmyer within the staff, in addition to Pant, the Australian legend has a number of confidence in his middle-order.

“Stoinis has had really actually massive impression on us. He has the expertise to be an amazing all-rounder in world cricket, particularly in whiteball. Now we have received a number of ending energy there with Hetmyer, Stoinis and Pant… makes our batting lineup actually sturdy and actually deep.”

Ponting is delighted to have Shreyas again within the squad, lending further firepower to the batting lineup.

DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting’s massive assertion, ‘Rishabh Pant’s degree of maturity has gone by roof’

“I’m delighted to have him again within the staff. He has been an distinctive participant for Delhi, a world-class participant. It does make our staff look a little bit extra full.”

He stated the inclusion of Shreyas within the enjoying XI won’t disturb their bowling mixture that has two extremely efficient South African pacers in Kagiso Rabada and Andre Nortje.

Ponting stated the vibe and ambiance round his group is nice going into their first sport within the second section of the league.

DC have loads of senior gamers of their ranks together with Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin, and a few of them usually miss out on sport time, however the head coach stated managing them has by no means been a difficulty as he treats everybody equally.

“I handle everybody the identical approach, everyone seems to be on the identical web page in our staff. We deal with one another equally, that’s actually the best way we attempt to go about. Now we have a superb mixture of youth and expertise..

“We additionally do depend on our senior gamers as, on the finish of the day, Rishabh isn’t all the time going to be proper. So we convey all people alongside the journey.”

Pant stated the staff’s efficiency within the first half is nice from the psychological viewpoint however they don’t discuss what occurred few months in the past.

“That efficiency within the first half counts clearly however we simply wish to focus one match at a time. We don’t talk about that as a staff and concentrate on our course of.

“As a participant, I don’t suppose an excessive amount of. I attempt to benefit from the chance I get, transfer on, and continue to learn on a regular basis.”

Requested about his greatest studying from his predecessor within the Indian staff — the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni — Pant stated, “Concentrate on the method and outcomes will observe.”

When requested about his management, he stated, “I simply attempt to maintain the setting gentle. Anybody can talk about something with me or Ricky. The mixture of youth and expertise helps us to go ahead.

DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Ricky Ponting’s massive assertion, ‘Rishabh Pant’s degree of maturity has gone by roof’

“I’ve realized from Ricky that everybody needs to be handled equally within the staff — gamers and likewise the assist employees. Solely then particular issues occur and as a skipper, that’s the one factor you need.”

About Wednesday’s opponents, Ponting noticed that SRH will not be a high-scoring aspect however “they again their defensive aspect of the sport” and are all the time up for a scrap.

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