IPL 2021: Playoff Games Are Completely Different, Our Tournament Really Starts Now Says Ricky Ponting
Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting reckons that despite beating Chennai Super Kings twice in the group stages, playoff games will be completely different. He also said that their tournament really begins now. Delhi will meet Chennai in Qualifier 1 on Sunday in Dubai.
"I think we should be very confident. We have beaten them twice in the league games, but as you know, the playoff games are completely different, and our tournament really starts now," said Ponting in a release issued by the franchise on Saturday.
"It starts when our players get their recovery done from tonight's (Friday) game, and then we make sure we get ourselves in the right mindset to take on Chennai. They are also a very good side, they have been level pegging with us right throughout the tournament, who's gonna finish first and who's gonna second. So, we totally respect them as a playing group, and them as a franchise," added Ponting.
Ponting believes that Delhi's loss in the final match of the league stages against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai gives his team a chance to reflect on mistakes and make improvements for the same ahead of Qualifier 1.
Win Big, Make Your Cricket Prediction Now