Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Excited to meet Ricky Ponting: Yash Dhullu of Delhi Capitals

India’s Under-19 World Cup winning captain Yash Dhul has expressed excitement over the prospect of talks with Australian legend and Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting during the upcoming IPL season. Dhul was picked for the franchise for his impressive performance in the Under-19 World Cup during the IPL mega auction in Bengaluru last month.

In a press release issued by DC, Dhul commented, “This is my first time in IPL and I am giving my 100 per cent in whatever I do. I look forward to interacting with Rishabhbhaiya (Pant) and David Warner. I am also very excited to meet Ricky Ponting. He has been a great player and a great human being. It will be a great achievement for me to interact with him.”

The 19-year-old recently made a stellar debut for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy. He scored centuries in both the innings of his debut match against Tamil Nadu and then scored a double century in the second innings against Chhattisgarh.

Ricky Ponting, Yash Dhullu of Delhi Capitals, Yash Dhullu

Vicky Ostwal and Ashwin Hebbar also began their training for IPL 2022 in Mumbai. Left-arm spinner Ostwal said he is looking forward to learning from Axar Patel. He said, “From watching IPL on TV to joining the franchise is a big journey for me. It will slowly sink in. It was a pleasure meeting all the players and members of the coaching staff.”

“I want to meet Axar Patel at the earliest. Being a left-arm spinner, he has been an inspiration to me. I want to get tips from him about the way I should bowl in T20s. It will also be great to work with sporting legends Ricky Ponting and Pravin Amre sir and it is a proud moment for me to be among these guys.

Andhra Pradesh batsman Ashwin Hebbar expressed happiness with the way his maiden training session ended. Talking about his experience, he said, “It was wonderful to be in the Delhi Capitals camp. I am really happy and excited to be here. I was feeling a bit nervous as it was my first net session with the IPL team, but I had a good session. Once I started batting, I didn’t think of anything else.

The 2020 finalists will begin their IPL 2022 campaign by taking on Mumbai Indians in their first match on March 27.