If you are a fan of the Indian cricket team from the era of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, you know that you didn’t like Ricky Ponting. You must have had a lot of respect for the guy for everything he had achieved as the captain of the Australian side but you didn’t like him.
But ever since the Launceston-born transitioned into the role of a coach, especially with the Delhi Capitals, the parameters for disliking him are quickly fading away too.View this post on Instagram
With just a couple of days left for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League to start, Ponting’s badass speech to motivate his squad for the season was shared by the official Twitter handle of Star Sports and what the former Aussie skipper said in the 4:20 video has left the fans in goosebumps.
Attitude, Effort, Commitment. Care.
If you're looking for some motivation and inspiration - we HIGHLY recommend @RickyPonting's first speech of the season to his @DelhiCapitals side! #VIVOIPL #IndiaKaApnaMantrapic.twitter.com/6YR13pagZm
“Some things about me, right, that some of you guys, don’t know about me, right? 46 years of age, married, three kids from Melbourne. I have been in Delhi for three years. First year I was here, we finished last. Two years ago we finished third. Last year we finished second. This is a different Delhi than it was years ago,” he says at the beginning of his speech. Ponting then goes on to list out three major reasons why a player won’t play for a team he coaches.
1. Lack Of Right Attitude:
“I can see it, right? I sit back and watch and I observe. I can see who has got the right attitude and who hasn’t. If you haven’t got the right attitude, you don’t play… simple as that.”
2. Lack Of Effort:
“If the effort’s not there… you turn up any day to train and there’s not a 100% effort there, same thing. You don’t play.”
3. Lack Of Commitment To The Team:
“If you don’t commit to what we’re committing as a group, and commit to what you are trying to get out of every session, I can see it. You don’t play.”
“There have been good seasons, yes. There haven’t been great seasons because we haven’t won it yet, right? We are all about winning,” says the DC coach.
Here’s how some of the fans reacted to Ponting’s speech:
Goosebumps. This is the right attitude of a coach. Winning every match and forgetting what happened in the past and looking forward to the next matches. @BCCI needs someone like @RickyPonting as a next coach.— Pranav (@bhosalepranav21) April 8, 2021
Not a huge fan pointing BCS of his past behaviour .but ohh boy this man is a bad ass knows how to win ..His relentless desire to succeed is really infectious..Bring pointing and virat together, either they will broke the team or they will make a unbearable team ...— Subrat Parida (@subratp85768956) April 8, 2021
Great speech sir.. I really got Goosebumps— Nitthin (@nitthin_offl) April 8, 2021April 8, 2021
Real words from a man who has seen it all..been through it all and scaled several peaks
I'd like to hear more from coaches like Kirsten, Buchanan, Fleming https://t.co/cBUNEbrPJh