Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has said he is surprised that Rahul Dravid took the head coach's position of the Indian team looking at how he has a young family at home.
Ricky Ponting expresses his views over the wicketkeeper-batsman for T20 World Cup this year saying I think the biggest one is 'Who is going to be standing behind the stumps with the gloves on?
"I am sure Rishabh will learn a lot about himself as will all the players and that's certainly what I will be talking to the boys about," said Ponting in a post-match press conference after the match on Monday.
"Continuously, I'm asking the boys at breakfast every day how's everything going on the outside, how's family, is your family safe? Is family happy?" Ponting said.
Our fans were with us when we finished last, and they were with us when we took the field for our first ever VIVO IPL Final in the 2020 season. And it’s for them that the DC family will look to keep that upward trend going. “That’s why I’m here. I’m here to win the title.”
"I've had some really interesting chats with him through last year's IPL, just trying to break him down, trying to find out exactly what was the right way to coach him and how I was going to get the best out of him," Ponting told.
Pointing said that Kohli's shoes as a batsman and as a captain are not something that can be filled by anyone, particularly in Australia. If Ajinkya takes up captaincy in his absence, it will definitely put pressure on him as a batsman, he said.
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes the Steve Smith-led side did not have enough experienced players to say "no" and as a result they were involved in the infamous Cape Town ball-tampering scandal which took place in 2018.
Ricky Ponting believes young Rishabh Pant is immensely talented and the stumper will be making his way back to the Indian playing XI "sooner than later". "Rishabh Pant is a young man with a huge amount of talent, I am sure he will be back in the Indian team sooner rather than later," Ponting said.
Only a single Indian -- Virat Kohli -- has made the cut to be featured in the Test team of this decade as named by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.