Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting stated that his group did not bowl in addition to they might must Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni in the direction of the tip of the primary Qualifier of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday however there isn’t any doubt that the latter is among the biggest finishers the sport has ever seen. Dhoni turned again the clock on Sunday with an unbeaten 18 off six balls that took CSK over the road whereas chasing a goal of 173.
“He has been one of the greats, don’t think there is any doubt there,” stated Ponting of Dhoni within the post-match press convention.”We were sitting in the dugout thinking if it will be (Ravindra) Jadeja or Dhoni coming next, I put my hand up straightaway and said I am pretty sure Dhoni will come out now and try and ice the game,” he stated.DC vs CSK, IPL 2021 Qualifier 1: Highlights | Report”We probably didn’t execute as well as we needed to him, and you know that if you miss, he is going to make you pay. He has done it for a long time now and I think our bowlers just missed their areas a little bit. I think when he is retired he will be remembered as one of the greatest finishers the game has ever seen,” stated the previous Australia captain.Ponting stated that he can be chatting with DC captain Rishabh Pant about getting Tom Curran to bowl the final over as a substitute of Kagiso Rabada, who nonetheless had yet another over left. Ponting, nevertheless, stated that the dialogue can be a part of the same old course of that they’ve after each match whatever the end result and he understood the choice to offer Curran the ball contemplating how he had bowled earlier than the ultimate over.Curran dismissed Moeen Ali off the primary ball of the final over however bought hit for 3 fours by Dhoni, which ended the match.”I haven’t asked the captain that yet. Those calls are made on the field. Tom had bowled really well before that and done a good job so it’s down to the gut feel of the captain out in the middle. Rishabh obviously thought that Tom was the right man to bowl that last over on the back of how he had bowled in the game. It didn’t pay off for us, it will be a good learning process for Tom, how he can work better at closing that last over out,” stated Ponting.”We will have a debrief with the players and certainly have a chat with the captain about all the tactics because that is what we generally do. Win, lose or draw, we dig pretty deep into what we have done on the field and see if there is anything we could improve,” he stated.