Coach Ponting Identifies Infectious Drive: The Player Removed from the Nets

The Delhi Capitals are going the extra mile, with Coach Ricky Ponting disclosing that they’ve had to withdraw a player from the nets.

The Delhi Capitals are gearing up for a tough challenge as they prepare to take on the Punjab Kings in the opening match of the series. This eagerly anticipated match will also mark the return of Rishabh Pant to competitive action, as the talented wicketkeeper-batter assumes leadership of the Delhi-based franchise. Pant has been putting in tremendous effort to make a strong comeback, fueled by the motivation of the IPL 2024 season. The team is determined to make a statement in their season-opening fixture, with aspirations of delivering a spectacular performance. However, the coach has revealed an interesting anecdote, highlighting the dedication of one player who was so engrossed in practice that they had to be pulled away from the nets.

Ricky Ponting opens up on the player who he had to pull off from the nets!

The Delhi Capitals have been diligently preparing for their first game of the season, slated to take place away against the Punjab Kings in Mullanpur. Amidst the rigorous training sessions, one player stands out for his exceptional dedication – none other than Rishabh Pant. His commitment to honing his skills has been remarkable, often pushing the boundaries of intensity during practice sessions.

In fact, Coach Ricky Ponting has found himself in the position of having to intervene and pull Rishabh away from the nets, a testament to the young cricketer’s relentless pursuit of excellence. Ponting shared insights from their week-long training stint in Vizag, affirming Rishabh’s readiness to showcase his prowess both with the bat and behind the stumps.

India’s Rishabh Pant and Australia’s Ricky Ponting at a training session for the Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam | Image: BCCI/IPL

“I’ve seen where his game is at, and don’t be surprised if something special happens tomorrow. His attitude and smile and what he wants to do for the team is infectious. Everyone wants to be like Rishabh,” The DC coach added.

Before hosting the Indian Premier League matches in 2024, the Arun Jaitley Stadium was utilized for WPL matches. Consequently, the Capitals opted to conduct their pre-tournament training in Visakhapatnam. As per the announced fixtures, certain matches of Delhi Capitals will be held at the Dr. Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The team is determined to bounce back this year following a disappointing performance in the previous series, which saw them slipping to the ninth position.

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