Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting admitted that he was not happy with his team’s efforts in the first qualifier against Chennai Super Kings. DC had to defend 13 runs in the middle of MS Dhoni in the final over. But the CSK captain hit Tom Curran for three fours and took five wickets for his team to win the match.
In a video uploaded on the IPL website, Ponting said that he is angry with the team and also sent a message to the players.
Ponting said, “In the last game, I got a little angry. I told this to the boys too. I am a very emotional kind of guy. I played with my heart on my sleeve and I am like a coach.”
“As a player in the middle, you always feel like you can change the outcome of the game. Coaching is a bit more frustrating than being a player,” he said.
“The last two results haven’t gone the way we would have liked. But even in those games, we played a cricket that’s been good enough to win. A decision here or there or just a few bad balls or bad shots. We have paid the price for the game.
“If we’re thinking our way through certain areas today, strategically and in certain situations, I think we’ll be very competitive again,” Ponting said.
Meanwhile, DC scored 135/5 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier on Wednesday after KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat.
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