Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will get pleasure from the additional accountability of main the aspect within the Indian Premier League this season.
Pant was named the captain of Delhi Capitals for the upcoming IPL after common skipper Shreyas Iyer was dominated out of the event following a left shoulder harm he sustained throughout the recently-concluded England’s tour of India.
“I believe additional accountability goes to take a seat rather well with him. He is that kind of an individual that likes the accountability, needs to be the primary man and desires to be the chief, so I’m actually excited to see how he goes.
“We’ll assist him by way of, however actually, I do not suppose he will want a lot assist in any respect,” Ponting was quoted as saying in a media launch.
The previous Australian captain added that it is going to be a part of the teaching workers and the senior gamers’ job to assist the newly appointed captain in any method they will.
“I believe if we will get many of the speaking with Rishabh about his captaincy accomplished, main into the primary sport then we do not have to fret about it because the event begins.
“The very last thing you need is to be overloading the captain with all kinds of data as soon as the event is underway,” he mentioned.
“It is a large a part of my job, and different coaches and senior gamers’ job to get behind Rishabh and assist him the place they should. Not solely throughout coaching, however throughout matches as effectively,” Ponting added.
The 23-year-old Pant has dazzled throughout all three codecs within the worldwide season that glided by.
“I’ve recognized how proficient Rishabh is for the reason that second I laid eyes on him. When he obtained again into the Take a look at squad in Australia, I truly made a remark earlier than a ball was bowled within the second Take a look at match that this would be the unearthing of a 15-year Take a look at participant for India,” Ponting mentioned.
“I believe he is on monitor for doing that. His cricket within the final six-seven months has been nothing wanting breathtaking and excellent.”
Regardless of the absence of standard skipper Iyer, Ponting is assured that the workforce can go all the best way this season.
“I’m thrilled with the gamers that we have got right here, and I believe we will win the IPL. May as effectively go on document and say it now as a result of that is what I’m right here for and that is what the gamers are right here for.
“We have had our chat and it is all about profitable and the way we will go one step farther from final yr. However the different vital factor for me is that we have got a really totally different group from the one we had final yr,” he mentioned.
“What occurred final yr would not matter. We have started working out a option to win sufficient video games to qualify after which win the ultimate.”