Delhi Daredevils recently appointed Ricky Ponting as the new Head-coach of the team. The IPL franchisee had Paddy Upton as the its former coach. Ponting’s appointment came up after Upton completed his stint of two years with the team. The former’s task will be to prepare the team for IPL season 2018. Ponting is also a former player as well as a former captain of Mumbai Indians. He played as a strong batsman for some season finally becoming the captain of the team. However, as the skipper, he could not perform well, losing the position to Rohit Sharma.
Ponting has an impressive record of accomplishment as player, as a captain and as a coach. The former Australia captain retired from international cricket in 2012. Since the year, he was associated with IPL. In the season, he was included as a Mumbai Indian cricketer at a base price of USD 400,000. In 2014, he was appointed as the coach of team. He won the title for the team in 2015, as their second feat in the tournament. His stint as the coach was over only in 2016.
Previously, Rahul Dravid was also mentoring Delhi Daredevils. The top cricketer was at the helm of the team for two seasons. He migrated as the coach of India A and India Under-19, after facing an issue of conflict of interest posed by BCCI recently. Back in November, TA Sekar stepped down as the director of the franchisee. He was the long-standing official of the team since the first season of IPL in 2008. Sekar posed personal reasons leading to his decision.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will continue with Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team also included players like Chris Gayle and Yuzvendra Chahal.
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