Delhi Capitals have lost five matches already in the IPL 2023. In the absence of Ricky Ponting, David Warner is leading the side but the team is yet to come up with a convincing performance. However, their coach Rocky Ponting, former Australia captain is not ready to give up so soon. In fact, he was seen lifting the morale of the team after recent loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
After a few good years of IPL, Delhi Capitals are yet to get off the mark this season. They are at the bottom of the Points Table currently after losing five matches so far in the IPL 2023 with a Net Run rate -1.4. However, their coach, the three-time World Cup winning captain of Australia appeared positive in front of the team even after their latest loss.
“Good, really good bowling performance. They challenged us early; they got off to a flier. Our attitude and commitment came back, we dragged it back. Kuldeep, where are you mate? Disappointed last game, weren’t you? You actually said sorry to me at the end of the game. So mate, don’t you ever say sorry to me or anyone for what happens on the cricket field. What I want you to do is bounce back strong and today with 2/23 off four, it was an outstanding spell of bowling. Well done,” Ponting said with DC’s Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly in attendance.
The same Ponting is being blamed for DC’s poor season when the man himself decided to look on to the next game and asked the lads to focus on the hard work. He was seen praising everyone separately for their good performance. “Lalit, I thought you did a good job with the ball as well buddy. Two sixes in that one over otherwise the reason we bought you in today was to bowl those hard overs in the Powerplay, just outside it, and you did a great job as well. Axar you were also great. 1/25 off three and our golden boy Mitchell Marsh, who picks up 2/18 of his couple overs as well. So well done.”
He asked the players to improve on their fielding but with a positive approach. He added, “Fielding was good. But it was good without being great. Whenever we take the field next time, I want to take the fielding from being good to great. I want you to go about your own preparations, look at your own vision, work on your own game plan and play it your way. One thing I said about the game, I know you keep on working hard. Keep doing all the right things, then eventually it’s going to change. That’s the only way we will be able to go forward boys – simple, altogether, as a group, work hard together for each other to turn things around.”
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