India's leading and highest-ranked spinner in Test cricket and Delhi Capitals impactful off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been in the form of his life. After a memorable performance in the recently concluded Test series against England, Ashwin is looking foward for the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Read more - "Can't wait for the showdown" says DC skipper Rishabh Pant
Although he hasn't played limited overs matches for India since ages, his performance in the previous edition of IPL (2020) has been commendable. He was among the wickets throughout the season and kept giving the team much-needed breakthroughs.
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Despite not playing any white ball games for India, Ashwin will look to replicate his form in the Test series in the shortest format of the sport.
After completing his mandatory 7-day quarantine, Ashwin has started training for IPL 2021. He started with some light bowling after coming out of quarantine and now he has been training at this best. The Tamil Nadu spinner has been hitting the gym daily and moreover, he has also hit the batting nets to make himself a strong contender for the all-rounder's spot alongside Axar Patel.
Yesterday, during the practice session, Ashwin was batting well and he was hitting some beautiful shots over the bowler's head. However, one shot hit the camera, which was recording his batting and there was a light-hearted moment on the field. The franchise's social media team took no time to share the funny moment across all the social media platforms.
The post wrote: "DC Admin be like: Yeh Kis Line Mein Aa Gaya Main."
Here's the post:
Rishabh Pant is the sort of person who likes responsibility: Ricky Ponting
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has showed faith in Rishabh Pant, saying that he will thrive in the extra responsibility of leading the franchise. Ponting said that they won't overload the captain with all sorts of information once the tournament starts.
“We’ve had a few chats over the last few days and we’ll have more of them in the next few weeks. I think if we can get most of the talking done with Rishabh about his captaincy leading into the first game, then we don’t have to worry about it as the tournament starts. So the last thing you want is to be overloading the captain with all sorts of information once the tournament is underway,” Ricky Ponting said.
“It’s a big part of my job, it’s a big part of the other coaches’ jobs but also the senior players, I think it’s a big part and a big role for them as well to get behind him and help him where they need to, not only at training but also, you know once the game starts he is going to need a little support," he added.