Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed that he got angry later the team’s trouble to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1. Ponting asserted that he is sensitive as a coach, just as he was as a player, and therefore he was a bit frustrated after DC’s defeat to CSK.
Delhi got off to Chennai by 4-wickets in Qualifier 1, in a match that was selected in the last over. DC shared a challenging 172 for 5 batting first but the bowlers could not raise the score as Channai Super Kings came out all guns blazing in the chase.
DC are suffering KKR in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday in Sharjah. Speaking ahead of the game, Ponting told that he was somwhat frustrated with the team’s effort against CSK.
“I got a bit angry last game. I let the boys know that as well. I am pretty emotional sort of guy. I played with my heart on my sleeve and I am a bit of the same as coach.
“As a player out in the middle, you always feel you can change the outcome of the game. Coaching is a little bit more frustrating than being a player,” Ponting explained in an interview posted on IPLT20.COM.
However, He supported DC to be at their competitive most useful in the knockout clash against KKR. Saying that the franchise has played some very good cricket during the tournament, Ponting said:
“The last two results haven’t gone the way that we would have liked. But even in those games, we played a level of cricket that has been good enough to win. A decision here or there or just a couple of bad balls or bad shots have cost us the game.
“If we can tighten up in a couple of areas today, tactically and the way that we are thinking our way through certain situations, I think we will be very competitive again.”
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 13, 2021
DC dropped to RCB in their last league encounter as Srikar Bharat hit a last-ball 6. Qualifier 1 was also selected in the final over of the match as MS Dhoni whacked Tom Curran for 3-fours.
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