Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting is on his method to hyperlink up along with his squad for the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, set to start on April 9. Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Ponting wrote: “Staying protected, on my method to be a part of @delhicapitals and get issues began for #IPL2021. Cannot wait.” Delhi Capitals will start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign towards Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on April 10 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) March 28, 2021
On Sunday, the Delhi-based franchise introduced the appointment of former India wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra because the group’s assistant coach. On his appointment, Ratra in a press release, mentioned: “I’m honoured to affix Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach. It is a very thrilling group to work with, considerable with expertise. I am unable to wait to satisfy the group and contribute to its success. I’m grateful to the Delhi Capitals administration for giving me this glorious alternative.”
“We want to welcome Ajay Ratra to the Delhi Capitals household,” mentioned franchise’s CEO Vinod Bisht, on the event.
“His expertise, as participant and coach will likely be invaluable, as we glance to take the franchise from power to power. We’re excited to have him on board, and need him all the perfect for the upcoming season.”
The 39-year-old just lately coached the Assam state group within the Syed Mushtaq AliT20 event and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has coached Punjab state group prior to now too and has labored as a fielding and wicketkeeping coach with the Indian girls’s group throughout camps. This will likely be his first brush with an IPL franchise.
Ratra made historical past in 2002 when he turned the youngest wicketkeeper (aged 20) to attain a Take a look at hundred, and the second Indian wicketkeeper to attain a century abroad.
Ratra, who’s presently employed by ONGC as Supervisor (Company Communications) performed six Assessments and 12 ODIs for India. He joins the Delhi Capitals teaching employees of Ponting, Mohammad Kaif, Pravin Amre, and James Hopes.
Delhi Capitals had reached the ultimate of IPL 2020 however misplaced to Mumbai Indians within the summit conflict.