IPL 2020: Shimron Hetmyer Talks About Influence Of Ricky Ponting On Delhi Capitals Batsmen

IPL 2020: Shimron Hetmyer Talks About Influence Of Ricky Ponting On Delhi Capitals Batsmen

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image Credit: IPL.

Delhi Capitals power-hitter Shimron Hetmyer, who is playing the first season for DC, stated that their head coach Ricky Ponting is a legend. He said that the former Australian captain has a major influence on the youngster of the franchise.

Ricky Ponting joined Delhi Capitals as the head coach in 2018. Under his guidance, the franchise for the first time in Indian Premier League (IPL) history qualified for the playoffs in the last season. And in the ongoing IPL 2020, DC are dominating the points table, winning seven matches out of three.

Ricky Ponting, IPL
Ricky Ponting. Image Credit: IPL.

While talking to Time of India, Shimron Hetmyer said that he spent most of his time with Ponting. As Delhi Capitals have a bunch of youngsters in their squad, he said that the World Cup winner is helping the young guns not only evolve as a batsman but also as individuals.

“Ricky is a legend of the game, and I’m making the most of the time spent with him. You see, we are a team full of youngsters as well, and I guess training under him is helping us grow not only as batsmen but also as individuals,” said Hetmyer. 

Delhi Capitals is full of match-winners: Shimron Hetmyer

Talking about DC, Shimron Hetmyer said that his side was full of match-winners. He reasoned that in every game, a new player has stepped in to take the responsibility to seal the deal for them.

“I feel our team is full of match-winners, and there’s no doubt about it,” says the 23-year-old Guyanese talking to Timesofindia.com.

“Each player is determined about what role he has been asked to play. In each game, you see a different individual stepping up and getting the team through the line, and that’s what our story has been so far in this tournament.”

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: IPL.

With having youngsters and experienced players in their squad, Hetmyer stated that they are a well-balanced team. He added that coaching staff is also helping the players to stay focused.

“We’ve got a well-balanced squad and the coaching staff has done well to keep everyone focused on the task at hand and at their peak at the same time. Oh yeah, a good mix of experienced and young players make our team solid, along with the great supporting staff, consisting of legends of the game,” said Hetmyer. 

Delhi Capitals are currently standing at number second position in the points table. Their next match is against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.