Delhi Capitals is having one of the poorest seasons of the Indian Premier League, as the team failed to win their fifth match successively in the tournament. Unluckily, the Warner-led side haven’t been able to win any of the matches yet in the tournament, and with this, they are hanging at the bottom of the points table. Former Delhi Captain, Virender Sehwag, didn’t leave the opportunity and bashed the DC team and head coach, Ricky Ponting for the fifth successive defeat.
Batting first, RCB set a score of 175 on the board and restricted Delhi to 151/9. Losing the match by 23 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore, DC lost another chance to break their losing streak and make a comeback in the tournament.
He said that being the coach of the Delhi Capitals, Ricky Ponting should be held responsible for the defeat of the team. Speaking to a cricket portal following the match, he said, "I think I said before that Punjab have passed on the axe to Delhi, so now the axe has reached Delhi. When a team loses, the coaches are credited, so when the team losses, they should be held responsible. Even though we said so many times that Ponting has done a brilliant job, took them to the finals, they now reach the playoffs almost every year now. He took all those credits, now he has to take this credit as well."
He further added, "This is not the Indian team where they take credit for the wins and for the losses, someone else is blamed. There is zero role of a coach in an IPL team. The big responsibility is man-management and to give the players that confidence, but in the end, a coach looks good only when the team performs well, which Delhi haven't done at all. I feel Delhi has reached that point where they are confused about what should they do to change their fortune."
It is to be noted that the Delhi-based franchise will now clash against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 20, Thursday, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.