IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting kept Mumbai Indians charged up all the time, says Rohit Sharma

Ricky Ponting has been deemed as an inspirational leader by the Mumbai Indians dressing room.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 19, 2017 5:12 pm
Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting.

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has been deemed as an inspirational leader by the Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma.

Speaking about the coach, Sharma said,”He is someone who is so charged up all the time. He passes on that to all the young players.That is how he plays the game. He is an inspirational leader.

“Small things that we dont see they see. Because they have played at the highest level for so many years. That really helped me. Such a big player. such a big legend. When he comes and motivates you in every little thing.then automatically your confidence improves.” added, teammate Vinay Kumar and added “He is consistent in what he tries to get across.”

Meanwhile, ahead of the match against KKR, Ricky Ponting spoke about the composition of the their rivals and said,“Interestingly enough, getting Chris Lynn back into their side has probably disrupted things more than anything else. They’ve had to completely reshuffle their batting order – Lynn and (Sunil) Narine have opened, and (Gautam) Gambhir and (Robin) Uthappa have batted three and four. Gambhir and Uthappa have been a really consistent opening combination for a really long time.”

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