Extra Responsibility Is Going To Sit Really Well With Rishabh Pant; He Wants To Be The Main Man

Extra Responsibility Is Going To Sit Really Well With Rishabh Pant; He Wants To Be The Main Man


Former Australia captain and Delhi Capitals head coach, Ricky Ponting speaks of the newly appointed captain Rishabh Pant. The left-hander was put on the helm of the Capitals aspect after common skipper, Shreyas Iyer, was dominated out of IPL 2021 on account of a shoulder harm he sustained throughout the ODI sequence in opposition to England.

Iyer led Delhi to its first-ever IPL ultimate final season however misplaced to a rampant Mumbai Indians aspect. Rishabh Pant, who has grow to be a worldwide celebrity, with match-winning performances in opposition to Australia and England, will lead the Delhi outfit in IPL 2021 within the hunt for his or her maiden title.

Ricky Ponting stated that he and Pant have talked and can proceed to take action in regards to the staff and their planning. The coach additionally expects senior gamers within the squad to assist and information the 23-year-old who was chosen because the captain forward of the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, and R Ashwin.

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Rishabh Pant, Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting and Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals (Photo- Twitter)

“We’ve had a few chats over the last few days and we’ll have more of them in the next few weeks. I think if we can get most of the talking done with Rishabh about his captaincy leading into the first game, then we don’t have to worry about it as the tournament starts,” Ricky Ponting stated in a video uploaded by the franchise.

“So the last thing you want is to be overloading the captain with all sorts of information once the tournament in underway. It’s a big part of my job, it’s a big part of the other coaches’ jobs but also the senior players, I think it’s a big part and a big role for them as well to get behind him and help him where they need to, not only at training but also, you know once the game starts he is going to need a little support,” he added.

Pant may be very robust in his personal ideas and opinions: Ricky Ponting

The 46-year-old opines that Pant likes to take the additional accountability and can experience his new position because the skipper of the aspect, which is likely one of the key causes he was made assigned this place. The Aussie reckons Pant is an astute cricketer and is staunch on his beliefs and ideas. Capitals begin their marketing campaign in a marquee conflict in opposition to Chennai Super Kings on April tenth in Mumbai. 

Rishabh Pant, IPL 2021
Rishabh Pant for Delhi Capitals (Photo- Twitter)

“But what I learn about Rishabh, is that he understands the sport rather well, he’s very robust in his personal ideas and opinions. I feel that can maintain him in nice stead so far as captaincy is anxious.

“And the other reason we made him captain is, I think extra responsibility is going to sit really well with him. I think he is that sort of person that like the responsibility. He wants to be the main man, wants to be the leader. So I’m really excited to see how he is going to go with it,” the World Cup-winning skipper asserted.

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