- Ricky Ponting was kept in isolation during the match against DC and MI
- During Isolation, Ricky recalls he broke 3-4 remote controls and threw bottles of water on the walls
- Ricky believes that it is the momentum that the team is lacking
The match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, will be the clash to be remembered as also the clash between the assistant coach Pravin Amre and on field umpires. During this match, Delhi Capitals played well but at certain point of time when the Delhi team needed 36 runs from 6 balls is where the banter started. From the first six balls, the first two bowls were smashed for six by Rovman Powell but on the third ball when it was all clear to be a no ball, the on-ground umpire standing rigid on his decision signalled the bowl to be “OK”. What was it then?The event first infuriated the skipper Rishabh Pant and then Pravin Amre, who is the assistant head coach and who in fact walked inside the ground trying to have a one to one with the umpire.
Well, the overall match after a long halt was restarted again and Rajasthan Royals won this match. The situation for the head coach of the Delhi Capitals was equally frustrating inside who said that not being able to control or guide his team, he broke 3-4 remotes being in isolation and inside the hotel room. He said, that he smashed the bottle of water on the ball in frustration. But in response to the event that took place between Pravin Umre, Rishabh Pant and others, he said,
“We sort of gear ourselves to not overtrain in the first part of the season, try and build up along the way. But our performances have been win one, lose one, win one. So, we need to start getting that little bit of momentum.”
The coach’s main emphasize was that the team isn’t focussing on winning games in a consistent way but rather is having a sinusoidal form which is with one win and one loss. They need momentum to win every single match, is what Ricky says.
“Our performances have been win one, lose win. After our win against the Kings, I thought the momentum would have been going our away. It didn’t happen in the last game. We are so close to turnin it around.
“We’ve all got to trust, we’ve got to believe, we’ve got to stay upbeat and positive. And if we are, things will definitely change for us.”