It has been a remarkable season for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2019. They have made things fall in place with their brilliant display of cricketing skills on the field. They became the second team to qualify in this year’s edition of the tournament. Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting reveals the secret behind the success.
The impact of Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly has been huge on the Delhi franchise. The players are gaining huge knowledge on the duo before letting themselves out in the middle. Besides the coaching panel, Shreyas Iyer has been fantastic in leading the side.
They got belief in them – Ricky Ponting
The head coach quoted that the team members got to trust in each other and also confident of making things fall in place on their own. He believes that the rappor5 between the players has worked to the perfection for the team, which helped them to cross the playoff mark.
“We’ve probably done it the hard way tonight, but the boys are really starting to believe in themselves, they are trusting one another, and playing some good cricket. So all in all, we are pretty happy with where we’re at. You want to be peaking at the right time, so for us to bounce back after a five-day break and win tonight was a really good thing,” he noted.
Further, he went on to add saying that the challenge against Chennai Super Kings is going to be a tough task. He doesn’t want his side to look after the points table, as Ponting believes that every game is important. At the end of the group stage, Ponting wants to finish in the top two places.
“We go to Chennai now, which is a hard place for anybody to win, so that’s a great challenge for us. To the boys’ credit, we haven’t really talked about where we are on the table, just getting as well-prepared and planning as well as we can for the next challenge. So yeah, we’ve qualified, that’s really great, but two big games to go, and the target now will be to finish one or two.”
All in all, it has been a brilliant season so far for the team. They already qualified for the tournament and got a good chance to finish at the top of the points table. In the next assignment, they will take on Chennai Super Kings at Cheppali Stadium.