Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned that he would like to retain everybody if given an opportunity and enter the following season with nearly the identical staff that he has at his disposal now. The Australian nice although had no qualms in admitting that his staff was outplayed by Kolkata Knight Riders within the second IPL qualifier right here on Wednesday.
“I’d love to keep everyone,” Ponting mentioned within the post-match presser.”To be honest, we have got… it is a terrific group of people at the Delhi Capitals, playing staff and the coaches have done an amazing job for the last couple of seasons. And I think our performances sort of speak for themselves there.”DC vs KKR, Qualifier 2, IPL 2021: Highlights | ReportAfter being restricted to 135 for 5, DC misplaced to KKR by three wickets.”We’re just disappointed that this season has finished the way that it has. But yeah, so obviously we know that we will probably only be able to retain maybe three or four players.””So, a lot of players will go back into the auction, and then I’ll be doing everything I can certainly to bring as many people back into the Delhi Capitals family as possible, because as I said, it’s been incredibly enjoyable, for the last three seasons, really for me.”To convey everybody or a lot of the guys again collectively once more, will likely be actually a objective of mine,” the former Australian skipper said.Ponting singled out the lack of enough runs as the biggest factor in the team’s defeat, saying the power-play was the difference.Rahul Tripathi struck a stunning six on the penultimate delivery after opener Venkatesh Iyer’s brilliant half century to help KKR chase down DC’s target of 136 and enter the IPL final.”To be completely trustworthy, wanting again at this complete season, I feel right this moment actually is the one sport that I really feel we’ve got been outplayed in,” Ponting said at the post-match press conference on Wednesday night.”We did not bat effectively sufficient right this moment, we did not get sufficient runs within the power-play, we misplaced wickets often via the center of our batting innings.”KKR needed 10 runs from the last two overs but Anrich Nortje removed captain Eoin Morgan (0) with the final ball of the 19th over, leaving the Knight Riders seven runs to get from the final six balls.Shakib Al Hasan (0) and Sunil Narine (0) were then removed in the third and fourth balls before Tripathi hit a six off R Ashwin in the fifth delivery to see his team home.”If it wasn’t for (Shimron) Hetymer and Shreyas (Iyer) on the finish, we weren’t wanting wherever close to 130, so we’ve got been outplayed, so we’ll discuss that after we get again into the rooms after this.”It is disappointing for us to certainly finish the way that we have,” mentioned the previous Australian World-Cup profitable skipper.