Experienced campaigner, Mohit Sharma, who made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2013, speaks highly of Delhi Capitals’ coaches; Ricky Ponting and Ryan Harris. He has hailed their efforts ahead of the IPL 2020. Further, Mohit is certain that results will be in Capitals favour — for the 13th edition of the IPL, which will get underway at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on September 19.
Capitals led by Shreyas Iyer had been training hard under the watchful eyes of former Australian skipper and legendary batsman, Ponting.
The right-arm pacer from Haryana asserted that the team had been in a good shape — and hard work will be rich dividends in the upcoming IPL which will be held in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.
“The team is looking very strong and the kind of process that’s going on, the amount of hard work we are putting in, the way (Ricky) Ponting is guiding us or the way Ryan Harris is working with the bowlers, I think the results will be in our favour this season,” Times of India quoted Mohit Sharma as saying.
The seasoned bowler is hopeful to have a fruitful season after being bought by Capitals at his base price of INR 50 lakhs during the IPL Players’ Auction 2020, which was held in December 2019.
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While shedding the light on the teamwork, Mohit is convinced that the players are keen to prove their credentials despite going through the tough times in their lives due to the novel coronavirus.
Optimistic Mohit reminisced that Delhi has always been spirited side, which he personally observed while featuring in different IPL teams. He also added other teams didn’t take Capitals lightly given to potential and ability of players to deliver.
“If we keep results aside, the Delhi team has always been very good. I have played in other teams and Delhi was always competitive. Back then, we always used to say that you can never take Delhi lightly,” Mohit added.
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While speaking about Delhi as a team, Mohit reiterated that team have settled youngsters since 2018.
“There are a lot of youngsters in the team, and even now why people are saying that Delhi is strong is because we have continued with those youngsters for two years now, so they are settled,” Mohit stated.
Mohit further added despite not having results in their favour which eventually takes a bit longer to yield desired results while relying on the young crop of cricketers.
“The results were not (consistently) in our favour because the process to get desired results is a long one. That could be the reason,” Mohit Sharma concluded.
With teams being in the bio-secure bubble, Mohit also found the first week of mandatory quarantine very tough like others that how it has been deemed as a necessary option — to follow set protocols from the authorities, in a bid to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Delhi will take on Kings XI Punjab in their first match of the IPL 2020 on September 20 at Dubai International Stadium.