Just two days away from the Delhi Capitals’ opener, head coach Ricky Ponting met the team for the first time this season after completing his mandatory quarantine and gave them an inspiring speech. Ponting, one of the most successful captains of his generation, started with a personal introduction and then went on to highlight the four values - attitude, effort, commitment and care – he wants his players to stay loyal throughout the tournament. Since Ponting joined the franchise three years ago, Delhi’s capitals have seen a remarkable turnaround, from late 2018 to their very first final last year. Highlighting this, the former Australian skipper said they have had a few good but not great seasons as they haven’t won anything and he has come to win titles.
“There are a few days left for our first game # IPL2021 and we bring you the video you’ve been waiting for. @RickyPonting met the 2021 team for the first time and their speech gave us goosebumps even while we were recording this.” , tweeted Delhi Capitals’ official Twitter handle, sharing the video.
Days left for our first # IPL2021 game and we bring you the video you have been waiting for @RickyPonting met the 2021 team for the first time and their speech gave us goosebumps even while we were recording this #YehHaiNayiDilli # IPL2021 #DCAllAccess @OctaFX pic.twitter.com/7e1341uj1F
– Capitals of Delhi (@DelhiCapitals) April 7, 2021
“Welcome to the guys having their first session today, the guys I just mentioned here. Well done for the effort and intensity that has been shown so far. I spoke to Pravin, I spoke to (Mohammad) Kaif last night … the job you have done last night so far has been exceptional, ”Ponting said, praising the efforts the players have put in so far in the sessions. training.
“Something about me, right, that some of you don’t know about me, right? 46 years old, married, three children from Melbourne. I’ve been in Delhi for three years. The first year I was here ended us last. Two years ago we finished third. Last year we finished second, “said Ponting.
“It’s a different Delhi than it was years ago, right? And the reason why is, everything you brought to the franchise. Not about me, not about the coaches, it’s about you, isn’t it? It’s your team now. New skipper Rishabh, it’s your team. My coaching has a pretty straightforward basis. You come with the right attitude, you do the effort, you bring commitment, and you care, then you’re nice to me. Very good “These will be the values of our team, over the next few months,” he said on video.
The Delhi capitals have set up their base in Mumbai for the first league games. They will begin their campaign against the three-time winners of the Chennai Super Kings on April 10.
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