IPL 2021: ‘Rishabh Pant has done a really good job,’ says Ricky Ponting

Rishabh is you know not someone who likes an overload of information which you like, which I think is a good sign for him: Ricky Ponting

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Ricky Ponting and Rishabh Pant
Ricky Ponting and Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting leapt praises for the team’s newly-appointed skipper Rishabh Pant. The 23-year old took this new role after Shreyas Iyer picked a shoulder injury and got ruled out from the tournament. Pant has done a commendable job so far as the Delhi-based franchise has five wins against their name in seven matches in IPL 2021.

The former Australia cricketer mentioned that Pant is a bit the same as Iyer who leads the side with his gut feeling. He added that the wicketkeeper-batsman doesn’t like to overload himself with a lot of information and that’s a good sign.

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“He’s done a really good job, no doubt about it. I mean he is his own man, he wants to do it his own way, he is you know not someone who likes an overload of information which you like, which I think is a good sign for him because you know even Shreyas was a bit the same early on in his captaincy career as well and you have got to let them captain with their gut feel,” said Ricky Ponting.

‘Pant did a great job with limited bowlers against MI’: Ponting

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Ricky Ponting hailed Rishabh Pant on how he rotated DC’s limited bowling options against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 

“Even the other night, I thought Rishabh, in the first game we had in Chennai, I thought he did a great job with limited bowling options and we knew we are going into the game, we were only taking the four specialist bowlers into the game, so he knew he had to work out how he could get overs out of Lalit and Stoinis, and I thought he managed them exceptionally well,” added Ricky Ponting.

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