Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting would be more than happy with his team’s performance in this IPL season but as Qualifier 1, the Australian great knows that all good work during the season can be in vain if his team goes up against Chennai Super Kings. later fails. Sunday.
Ponting is well aware of this and knows that the real test begins now.
In a video shared by DC on its social media, Ponting can be seen addressing His team before their clash against CSK. While DC lost their last league game against RCB, Ricky Ponting focused on the positive and lauded the team for their performances in the season that helped them qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs.
Australian cricket legend said, “To top the table, was something we haven’t talked about yet. Everyone in this room has been a part of what we’ve done so far in the tournament. You should be really proud of yourself. Because it has been exceptional up to this point. But I am really looking forward to make sure that our tournament starts on Sunday, and only then will the real cricket be played.”
Ponting had words of encouragement for young Avesh Khan, who hit a last-ball six against RCB, which resulted in a loss for DC. However, Khan has been one of the most impressive fast bowlers in the tournament and is second only to Harshal Patel in terms of wickets.
“Move? You’ve been one of the best bowlers of the tournament. Not just in our team, over 14 matches in the tournament. Don’t let a ball or two tonight change the way you work. Because if on Sunday you’re going to work again. You will win the position for us. I know you will.” Ponting said.
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Notably, the winner of the DC vs CSK clash will secure a berth in the final of IPL 2021, while the losing side will play Qualifier 2.
Pointing out that it won’t be easy against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, the Australian great said, “We fully respect them as a sporting group and as a franchise, but I am totally proud of them.” For sure if we play as well as we can, we will be very difficult to beat.”
After an unprecedented IPL 2021 across two stages and countries, Delhi Capitals are again a part of the last four of the competition for the third consecutive year.
Topping the table means the Rishabh Pant-led side gets two cracks to grab a spot in the final, and stands between them and that is right now CSK, a side that has been beaten by the Delhi franchise four times. is defeated.
DC recently completed CSK’s double over, which will boost Pant and Co.’s confidence going into the game on Sunday.