Extra Responsibility Of A Captain Will Motivate Pant: Ponting
Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting, who attended his first practice session with the team on Sunday, says the extra responsibility of captaining the team will motivate Rishabh Pant further in the IPL 2020.
"I think extra responsibility is going to sit really well with him. He is that sort of a person that likes the responsibility, wants to be the main man and wants to be the leader, so I am really excited to see how he goes. We'll help him through, but honestly, I don't think he's going to need much help at all," said Ponting on Monday.
The former Australia captain added that it will be part of the coaching staff and also the senior players' job to support the newly-appointed captain in any way they can.
"I think if we can get most of the talking done with Rishabh about his captaincy leading into the first game, then we don't have to worry about it as the tournament starts. The last thing you want is to be overloading the captain with all sorts of information once the tournament is underway. It is a big part of my job, and other coaches and senior players' job to get behind Rishabh and help him where they need to. Not only during training, but during matches as well."
The 46-year-old further expressed that Pant's performances in the last few months have been nothing short of breathtaking.