Delhi Capitals Head coach Ricky Ponting has hailed Mumbai Indians as the best team as Mumbai Indians have avenged the Delhi Capitals for the fourth time in this season as they are pronounced as the champions of the IPL for the fifth time. The only franchise that is second to Mumbai Indians is Chennai Super Kings who have won the title three times.
Ricky Ponting who was in the Mumbai Indians dugout back in 2013 when the Rohit Sharma led side won the title for the very first time in 2013 was at the other end in the opposition dugout but had to face the defeat and watch his former franchise left the trophy, yet another time in history.
Mumbai Indians Have Been The Best Team: Ricky Ponting
Post the match, Ricky Ponting was interviewed by Harsha Bhogle where he said Mumbai Indians has been the best team in this IPL season as they beat them four times in the very same season. But none the less, Ricky Ponting is proud of what the boys have achieved and in the process also complimented Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer for the way he’s grown as captain in the last couple of years.
“MI have been the best team, they’ve beaten us 4 times. Being coach it’s a little frustrating in the dugout but at the end of the day I’m really proud of the job the boys have done. Iyer is a brilliant player, captain and person. He’s definitely grown in stature in the last 12 months,” Ricly Ponting said.
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He further added how the Delhi Capitals franchise had a 3.5 weeks preparation before the tournament. Ricky Ponting regarded this IPL season as challenging since he himself wasn’t sure of leaving Australia and travelling all the way to UAE in a bio-secure bubble.
“Hopefully we can work together a bit more in the future. We probably had 3.5 weeks of prep before the tournament, so we had a little too much preparation. We had a really challenging tour, I was sceptical about leaving Australia but the organizers have done a terrific job. I think we have the youngest squad in the tournament and I’m extremely proud of them,” Ricky Ponting added.