Delhi Capitals' stand-in captain Rishabh Pant has started training ahead of IPL 2021. After being appointed as the skipper, Rishabh Pant hit the nets for the first time after completing the mandatory 7-days quarantine and he looked all pumped up to pick up the bat and wicket-keeping gloves ahead of the grand tournament. Read more - "I predicted it about Pant before the ball was been bowled," says Ricky Ponting
In the video shared by Delhi Capitals' official account, Rishabh was seen entering their training arena. "The captain is here, and he's here with a sense of purpose," the tweet was captioned. India's wicket-keeper batsman first his coach Ricky Ponting, followed by a short interaction with Mohammed Kaif and then interacted with his teammates Ishant Sharma. Chris Woakes and Sam Billings.
Here's the video:
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 5, 2021
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.