Delhi Capitals head trainer Ricky Ponting believes ex-Aussie skipper and megastar batsman Steve Smith can have an excellent yr for the Delhi outfit this yr.
In the IPL 2021 public sale, Smith used to be picked up through Capitals for INR 2.2 crore, simply INR 20 lakh greater than his base worth of INR 2 crore. Ponting additionally published Smith’s batting place, announcing the Aussie stalwart would function someplace within the most sensible 3.
“I believe the truth that he’s been launched from the franchise (Rajasthan Royals) that he’s been at for a very long time will make him a little hungry as smartly this yr.
“So, if he will get a chance with us — I believe it is going to be within the most sensible 3 someplace — if he will get a chance, I’m positive he’ll have an excellent yr for us.
“I caught up with him (recently), he’s very, very keen to go out there and perform well. Obviously, the other side of that is there’s a big auction again next year, so if he happens to have a really good IPL this year, then I’m sure that that price is going to go up for the coming season,” Ricky Ponting advised cricket.com.au.
Ponting additionally mentioned that Smith’s presence within the squad shall be nice for the DC camp, although the megastar batsman does not discover a position within the Playing XI.
“(It’s) great to have him as a part of our squad. As I said — even if he doesn’t play, for instance, to have someone like that around with his sort of knowledge on the game and the T20 game, will be great for our group. I can’t wait to work with him again,” mentioned Ponting.