“I Broke 3-4 Remote Controls”- Ricky Ponting Reveals How Delhi Capitals’ Loss Against Rajasthan Royals Frustrated Him

Former Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting is the head coach of the Delhi Capitals team in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. Unfortunately, Ponting’s family member tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the DC coach had to isolate while his team played against the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.

The match went down to the final over, where Delhi Capitals needed 36 runs to win from six balls. Rovman Powell went berserk and smashed three sixes off the first three balls bowled by Obed McCoy. The third ball seemed like a waist-high full-toss that could have been called a no-ball.

However, the on-field umpires did not call it a no-ball. The Delhi Capitals protested the decision, with captain Rishabh Pant even asking the players to return to the dugout. Assistant coach Shane Watson was not happy with Pant’s actions, while the other assistant coach Pravin Amre went to the field to convince the umpires to at least refer it to the third umpire.


After the match, BCCI punished Rishabh Pant, Pravin Amre and Shardul Thakur. Now, DC’s head coach Ricky Ponting has spoken about his feelings to that defeat.

It was frustrating: Ricky Ponting opens up on watching Delhi Capitals’ defeat against Rajasthan Royals

Delhi Capitals lost the match against the Rajasthan Royals by 15 runs. Speaking about how he felt watching the game on TV while in quarantine, Ricky Ponting said:

“It was frustrating. I think I broke three or four remote controls and a few bottles of water might have got thrown into the walls and things like that (laughs). When you’re on the side-lines, being a coach and you can’t control what’s happening out in the middle, that’s hard enough.”


Ponting concluded by saying that since he was not on the ground when the match happened, it was more frustrating for him.


Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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