Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting did not shy away from expressing his excitement after Delhi managed a 13-run win over Rajasthan Royals in their previous game. In the process, they topped the points table with 12 points from eight games.
As the second phase of the league stage starts, Delhi are becoming a better team with every game and Ponting has been very vocal about how the team has evolved in the past three years. Ponting took over as Delhi coach last year and took them to the playoffs for the first time in seven years.
Meanwhile, Ponting was very vocal after Delhi won the game against Rajasthan. They defended a relatively low score as their bowlers stepped up to the plate. After the win, Ponting said that he shows emotions as he cares about the results for the team.
“I do tend to get a little bit emotional in the dugout. I think the main reason I get emotional is because I care so much about the results for this team. We put in a lot of hard work, and you know, all that planning and preparation comes down to what the boys do on match day, so I do get pretty heavily involved – but last time (against RR) more so because we started the game really poorly – lost a wicket off the first ball and Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane) got out soon after,” Ricky Ponting said.
I Do Care About Result s-Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is the most successful captain in ODI cricket with more than 200 wins as captain. Besides that, he has two ICC World Cup trophies to his name. His addition as coach of the Delhi Capitals side has bolstered the side and allowed players to play freely showcasing their full potential.
“I just love seeing the boys fight like that for every win because as we know, in the IPL, (it) is not easy to win games, so to pinch a game like that was a great result for the boys,” added the Delhi coach.