Former Delhi Capitals(DC) captain Virender Virender Sehwag was not lenient in his criticism of DC’s head Coach Ricky Ponting, who is responsible for the team’s poor start to the 16th Indian Premier League. David Warner’s side has lost five consecutive matches despite being led by the two best cricketers in the world (Sourav Ganguly and Ponting). They are at the bottom of IPL 16 points table.
Yesterday, they faced off against Royal Challengers Bangalore and failed to reach a 175 run target. Sehwag said that Ponting, who ” had all the credit” for Delhi’s outstanding performances in previous seasons, should also be blamed for this team’s poor performance.
“Ponting did a fantastic job. He took them to the Finals and they now reach the Playoffs almost every year.” Sehwag told Cricbuzz that he had already taken all the credit, and now he must take it as well.
There are no roles for a coach on an IPL squad. Sehwag continued, “A coach is only a good coach when his team performs, and Delhi hasn’t performed well at all.” Sehwag then said that he believes Delhi has reached a stage where they’re confused about the next steps in order to make a return.
Ravi Shastri makes a cheeky jibe against Sourav Ganguly in the Delhi Capitals vs RCB
The campaign of Delhi has been criticized by former India head coach Ravi Shastri. He said that it is very hard for a team after such a bad start to recover.
Shastri said that Ricky Ponting David Warner and other players are not used losing. He then took another dig at Souravganguly who was the Director of Cricket for Delhi Capitals and also the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Shastri said, “Sourav Ganguly, former president of the Board.” He must have thought that it was nice up there .”
DC lost to the Lucknow Super Giants in their first match by 50 runs. They then lost by six wickets to Gujarat Titans. Then, they were hammered 57 times by Rajasthan Royals. Finally, Mumbai won their first two points after losing by six wickets. In their fifth match they lost by 23 runs to the RCB.