Friday, December 2, 2022



I Fully Back Every Decision Rishabh Pant Takes On The Field: Ricky Ponting



Key Highlights

  • Ricky Ponting backs Rishabh Pant despite backlash from outside
  • Ponting says that there is very less time a captain to make decision when he’s on field
  • Ponting slammed all those who are making comments sitting outside saying “Its very easy to make judgment from Outside”
  • Criticism came from veteran Indian players like Virender Sehwag after 91 run defeat by CSK
  • Ponting believes they still have chances to play the playoffs and be in the finals

Ricky Ponting, who is the head coach of the Delhi Capitals team came in full -backing or Support of his team captain Rishabh Pant saying a captain gets a very short time to make decision on field. His support came in the time when Rishabh as captain was seen making major bowling changes during crucial match hours against the CSK. In the match against the CSK on Sunday, the Delhi Capitals team lost the match by 91 runs which according to match experts and Ponting could be a major dent in their current run rate.

“I fully back every decision he (Pant) takes on the field. I being a T20 captain before, I know you don’t have a lot of time to think about especially under extreme pressure”

He further added saying,

“A captain makes decision in a very short time and the decision he takes he thinks is the best for the team at the given time of the match”

In fact, Ricky wanted to say that as a captain he has to look at every aspect such as the boundary size the batsman at the crease. Although, Ponting admitted that the overall batting and bowling performance from the team wasn’t at par except of Khaleel Ahmed’s exceptional bowling. Ponting as coach during the conversation emphasized on resolution than making excuses said they can make through the playoffs with three wins ahead.


Talking about excuses the coach also made a note of the match against the Punjab Kings where they marked a win despite having plenty of reasons to showcasing why not.

“We would think we can make the playoffs with three wins. Eight wins might be enough to get in and one big win might help our net run rate. Who knows we can be in the finals”?

From the three matches what Ponting was talking about, the Rajasthan Royals team will be the first in line to tackle and if the Delhi Capitals tries to win this match with good run-rate then it would be more convenient for the team to back their final dreams.

Let’s hope for the best!!

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