Very excited to meet Ricky Ponting: Delhi Capitals’ Yash Dhull

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Published on: Mar 17, 2022

India's U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull has expressed excitement at the prospect of interacting with Australian legend and Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting during the upcoming IPL season. Dhull was picked up the franchise of back of his impressive performances in the U-19 World Cup during the IPL mega auction in Bengaluru last month.

In a press release issued by DC, Dhull commented, "This is my first time in the IPL and I am giving my 100 percent in everything that I am doing. I am looking forward to interacting with Rishabh bhaiyya (Pant) and David Warner. I am also very excited to meet Ricky Ponting. He has been a great player and a great human being. It will be a big achievement for me to interact with him.”

The 19-year-old recently made a terrific Ranji Trophy debut for Delhi. He notched up centuries in both innings of his debut match against Tamil Nadu and followed it up with a double hundred in the second innings against Chhattisgarh.

Vicky Ostwal and Ashwin Hebbar also began their training for IPL 2022 in Mumbai. Left-arm spinner Ostwal said he is looking forward to learning from Axar Patel. He said, "From watching the IPL on TV to getting into a franchise is a big journey for me. It will sink in slowly. It's been great to meet all the players and the members of the coaching staff.”

"I want to meet Axar Patel as soon as possible. Being a left-arm spinner, he has been an inspiration for me. I am looking to take tips from him with regards to the way I should bowl in T20s. It will also be good to work with a legend of the game - Ricky Ponting and Pravin Amre sir and it's such a proud moment for me to be around these people," Ostwal added.

Andhra Pradesh batter Ashwin Hebbar expressed happiness with the manner in which his first training session panned out. He said about his experience, "It's been wonderful to be in the Delhi Capitals camp. I am really happy and excited to be here. I was feeling a bit nervous as it was my first nets session with an IPL team, but I had a good session. Once I started batting, I didn't think of anything else.”

The 2020 finalists will begin their IPL 2022 campaign by taking on Mumbai Indians in their first encounter on March 27.

–By A Cricket Correspondent

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