Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/Delhi Capitals)

Delhi Capitals surprised Punjab Kings on Wednesday (April 20) and recorded a complete nine-wicket triumph on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. It was certainly a outstanding efficiency from the Rishabh Pant-led facet, contemplating the challenges the staff confronted forward of the sport. COVID infiltrated the DC camp because the likes of Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert had been examined constructive.

Whereas the opposite gamers examined detrimental, they needed to endure quarantine for a sure time. Even the follow periods received cancelled and the venue of the sport was modified as effectively. All these items are sufficient to make gamers really feel susceptible however this didn’t limit DC from thrashing PBKS.

You’ll be able to assume that there are constructive circumstances: Ricky Ponting to DC gamers

Shedding mild on DC’s dominating present, all-rounder Axar Patel opened up concerning the pep discuss from head coach Ricky Ponting, which massively boosted the morale of the facet.

“We had been quarantined and we began follow two-three days after that, he (Ponting) advised us we’ve two choices. We now have to play the match. You’ll be able to assume that there are constructive circumstances, and the preparations aren’t finished. Or you possibly can assume all exterior issues should not in our arms and you must present dedication with regard to the trouble and preparation,” Axar mentioned after the match.

“We had been specializing in our sport (and) we did our planning (accordingly). In order that’s it, that was the speech and that was our mindset,” added the left-arm spinner. It should be famous that DC bundled PBKS out for simply 115 on a good monitor. In reply, DC crossed the road in simply 10.3 overs, successful their third match in IPL 2022.

Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav was adjudged the Participant of the Match for taking two wickets within the sport. Axar was fairly happy with Kuldeep’s efforts as he revealed how the staff administration instilled confidence within the younger spinner.

“Such as you mentioned, the environment is essential. I had earlier mentioned when he (Kuldeep) got here, he wanted confidence. After you don’t play effectively for a season or two, you’re much less assured, so Rishabh (Pant), I and the teaching workers – Ricky (Ponting) gave him the boldness, which was essential,” Axar mentioned.

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