New Delhi, March 17: Delhi Capitals batsman Rovman Powell said he can learn a thing or two from Australian great Ricky Ponting during the Indian Premier League (IPL). West Indian batsman Powell and batsman-keeper KS Bharat attended their first practice session with the Delhi franchise ahead of the IPL in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The West Indian said he is looking forward to working with head coach Ponting.
“Ponting is really good and I hope I can learn a couple of things from him. When I was a kid, I used to see him bat a lot. We know the kind of leader he was when he captained the Australian team and I think he is the same kind of leader as a coach too.” Powell said.
Speaking about joining Delhi Capitals, Powell said: “It’s been really good being in the Delhi Capitals camp. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this franchise. The players have welcomed me with open arms. I had a chat with Rishabh during the series. T20 in Kolkata as well. He told me he is excited to have me in the Delhi Capitals team.” Batsman-keeper KS Bharat said he is looking to keep things simple this season: “It’s amazing to be back in camp in Delhi. I’m looking forward to a fantastic season as a unit. It’s been good to interact with some of the players during our first session of training as well. I’m looking to keep things simple and follow my process this season.” IPL 2022 will kick off on March 26 when Delhi Capitals take on Mumbai Indians in their first match of the season on March 27.