Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting gave a rousing speech to the squad forward of the franchise’s opening recreation of the season in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings on April 10. Ponting joined the DC squad earlier this week after finishing the necessary quarantine interval upon touchdown in India.
Within the speech, Ponting pressured on 4 values: perspective, effort, dedication, and care, including that he needs the gamers to stay collectively for the complete match.
Ponting additionally identified to wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant that it was his group, including that it’s time to overlook their efficiency within the earlier season and begin afresh. The franchise completed runners-up in 2020, shedding the ultimate in opposition to Mumbai Indians.
Pant was named the captain of Delhi Capitals forward of the 2021 version within the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who was dominated out of the match with a shoulder damage.
“This can be a totally different Delhi than it was years in the past, proper? And the rationale that it’s, what all you guys have dropped at the franchise. Not about me, not about coaches, it is about you, proper? That is your group now. New skipper Rishabh, it is your group,” Ponting says within the video.
“My teaching has a fairly easy foundation. You flip up with the correct perspective, you place within the effort, you deliver within the dedication, and also you care, then you definitely’re candy with me. Alright? They’re gonna be group values of ours, over the following couple of months.”
Delhi Capitals have presently arrange their base in Mumbai, the place they participate within the first 4 matches of the season.