Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting was full of praise for new Ravichandran Ashwin after he was traded in from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi. Ponting said that Ashwin’s clever bowling will be beneficial for his side. Ashwin led Punjab for the last two editions, although they started well, they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
“Ashwin adds a lot of value to any team that he’s a part of, and I’m sure it’s going to be no different when he joins Delhi Capitals,” Ponting was quoted as saying in an official release by the Delhi Capitals. “It is no secret that the pitch on our home ground is on the slower side and is known to assist spinners. I believe, Ashwin, with his clever bowling, will have a tremendous impact when he bowls on it.”
Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal said “easily one of the best and most experienced spinners around, with a tremendous record in India and IPL colours. There’s no doubt in my mind that Ashwin’s presence will benefit our team tremendously, as we eye the big prize – the IPL title,” he added.
Delhi Capitals on Thursday have traded Rs 1.5 crore and Karnataka spinner Jagadeesha Suchith to Kings XI Punjab for the veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.