“The Way He Motivates Me, I Love Every Part of It”: Delhi Capitals Starring Ricky Ponting -By ASC

IPL 2022: Kuldeep Yadav gets praise for Ricky Ponting.© BCCI/IPL

Since his arrival, Kuldeep Yadav has been a key player in the Delhi Capitals (DC) preparations, taking 13 wickets in seven games. The spinner is currently in fifth place in the Purple Cap race, having been bought by Delhi for Rs 2 crore in this year’s mega auction. Speaking on an episode of the Delhi Capitals podcast, the Indian international revealed how DC head coach Ricky Ponting wanted him to “play all 14 matches”.

“When you get freedom, and the opportunity to express your feelings, you enjoy something. I remember, it was my first training session and I chatted with Ricky. The way he motivated me, I loved every part of it. I came from a different team and not. playing IPL for the last 2 years “, he said.

“Ricky told me ‘You play bowling well. I want you to play all 14 games. That’s my approach. Don’t worry about anything. If you need something, we’re here to help.'”

“When your coach supports you like this, it motivates you. He has confidence in you and therefore your performance will definitely come. When you start enjoying the company, you get a sense of happiness. When you are mentally free, the performance starts to come out gradually. “Gradually”, he added.

Delhi is currently seventh in the 2022 IPL Points Table with six points from seven matches, with three wins and four defeats.


They will face Kuldeep Yadav’s former franchisee, Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday in the next match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

In the upside, Kuldeep was named the match’s best player when DC emerged the winner with 44 runs.

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