Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Delhi Capitals, stated that if given the opportunity. He would love to keep everyone and approach the next season. With a team that is nearly identical to the one, he has today. The Australian legend, on the other hand., had no problems in conceding that Kolkata Knight Riders outplayed his club in the second IPL qualifier here.
“I’d love to keep everyone,” Ponting said in the post-match presser.
“To be honest, we have got… it is a terrific group of people at the Delhi Capitals, playing staff and the coaches have done an amazing job for the last couple of seasons. And I think our performances sort of speak for themselves there,” he added
DC fell by three wickets to KKR after being limited to 135 for five.
We’re just dissatisfied with how the season has ended. But, certainly, we’re well aware that we’ll probably only be able to keep three or four guys.
“So, a lot of players will go back into the auction, and then I’ll be doing everything I can to bring. As many individuals back into the Delhi Capitals family as possible,” he stated.
“To bring everyone or most of the guys back together again, will be certainly a goal of mine,” the former Australian skipper said.
The team’s failure, according to Ponting, was due to a lack of runs, with the power-play making the difference.
After opener Venkatesh Iyer’s superb half-century, Rahul Tripathi hit a sensational six on the penultimate delivery to help KKR chase down DC’s goal of 136 and reach the IPL final.