“Me & Ricky are not like Player-coach, he is like an elder brother for me” Says Ishant Sharma

The 64th match of IPL 2024 was held between Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. 

Lucknow Super Giants crumbled to a 19-run defeat, on Tuesday. The win was a silver lining for their opponents as it keeps Delhi Capitals in playoffs contention.

Ishant opens up about Ponting, Calls him his brother

Ex-team India and DC pacer Ishant Sharma opened up on his relationship with head coach Ricky Ponting after his match-winning spell against LSG during Match 64 of IPL 2024.

The experienced seamer was named Player of the Match as DC won their last league game. Following his outstanding bowling performance, Ishant was praised by head coach Ponting, with whom he had several memorable bouts on the pitch. Ponting praised the Indian seamer, recalling their struggles and discussing their brotherhood.

“We’re not coach and player anymore, he’s a kind of elder brother to me. He’s always there whenever I need him, I can call him anytime.I think it’s very great to have him as a coach. If you have someone like him who really pushes you to keep on trying new things and don’t be afraid if you don’t do well,” said Ishant.

Here’s what Ponting said

Ricky Ponting also opened up about his camaraderie with Ishant Sharma, adding how they used to be competitors in the field, but have grown to be brotherly with time.

“We were fierce competitors on the field as you would expect a young Indian fast bowler early on in his Test career trying to pull up a fight. He gave me bit of a working one day at the WACA before he eventually got me out. It’s been a pleasure to coach and work with him. He’s a great guy, we’ve actually become very close. We’ve got great respect for one another. He’s been a terrific leader of this bowling attack for the last four five years,” said Ponting in a video shared by IPL.

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The 64th match of IPL 2024 was held between Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. 

Lucknow Super Giants crumbled to a 19-run defeat, on Tuesday. The win was a silver lining for their opponents as it keeps Delhi Capitals in playoffs contention.

Ishant opens up about Ponting, Calls him his brother

Ex-team India and DC pacer Ishant Sharma opened up on his relationship with head coach Ricky Ponting after his match-winning spell against LSG during Match 64 of IPL 2024.

The experienced seamer was named Player of the Match as DC won their last league game. Following his outstanding bowling performance, Ishant was praised by head coach Ponting, with whom he had several memorable bouts on the pitch. Ponting praised the Indian seamer, recalling their struggles and discussing their brotherhood.

“We’re not coach and player anymore, he’s a kind of elder brother to me. He’s always there whenever I need him, I can call him anytime.I think it’s very great to have him as a coach. If you have someone like him who really pushes you to keep on trying new things and don’t be afraid if you don’t do well,” said Ishant.

Here's what Ponting said

Ricky Ponting also opened up about his camaraderie with Ishant Sharma, adding how they used to be competitors in the field, but have grown to be brotherly with time.

“We were fierce competitors on the field as you would expect a young Indian fast bowler early on in his Test career trying to pull up a fight. He gave me bit of a working one day at the WACA before he eventually got me out. It’s been a pleasure to coach and work with him. He’s a great guy, we’ve actually become very close. We’ve got great respect for one another. He’s been a terrific leader of this bowling attack for the last four five years,” said Ponting in a video shared by IPL.

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