Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting has said that he works really well for DC mentor Sourav Ganguly because both of them see the bigger picture for the franchise going forward. DC is currently placed at the bottom of the table and are set to take on Punjab Kings on May 13. Speaking on to Delhi Capitals podcast, Ponting touched upon his rivalry with Ganguly, saying Steve Waugh and the former India skipper.
Explaining the same, Ricky Ponting said, “When you talk about rivalry, he was a bigger rival was Steve Waugh was the captain. They had a bit more edge than Sourav and I. We did play a lot against each other, we captained in the World Cup final against each other.”
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The Australian said that he has a healthy relationship with Ganguly because both of them see the bigger picture for DC. The Delhi-based franchise has been struggling to win games this season and is placed last with eight points from 11 matches.
Elaborating the same, Ricky Ponting said, “We get on really well because we can see the bigger picture for this franchise, and what we have to do together to guarantee success for DC. Regardless of if we’re not good mates, when you’re working in a team, you got to come together and focus on one direction. Leave the past behind, whatever’s happened has happened.”
He went on to narrate his own experience of playing in the IPL, saying that international rivalries are not as strong in the IPL. Ponting played for Mumbai Indians in the 2008 and 2013 season.
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Recalling the same, Ricky Ponting said, “One of the best examples was when I went to Mumbai, one of my biggest on-field rivals was Harbhajan. Next minute, I’m walking in MI and captaining him! I’m catching off his bowling and hugging him! That’s the really good thing about the IPL. The international rivalries are probably not as strong.”
Following their loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), DC is set to take on PBKS at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on May 13.