The Delhi Capitals (DC) have witnessed a brilliant run in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Shreyas Iyer-led team has won seven of the eleven games played thus far in the lucrative league and are comfortably placed in the race to book a place in the playoffs. Delhi Capitals leg-spinner Amit Mishra feels that the reason for the team’s success has been the collective efforts of the players and also due to the guidance of support staff officials, head coach Ricky Ponting and team advisor Sourav Ganguly.
They have had an effect on our performance
During a recent event, Amit Mishra revealed that the combination of Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting has had a major effect on the performance of the Delhi-based franchisee this year. He mentioned that both the legendary cricketers always share their valuable inputs with the team and they have always been helping the youngsters in the side.
“It’s been a collective effort of the team. No doubt they (Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly) have had an effect on our performance. They keep sharing their valuable inputs with the team and are always helping the youngsters,” quoted Amit Mishra.
Mishra further stated that they are not at all dependent on an individual player’s performance. He reckoned that in every other match, each player of the team has performed his role amazingly well. “We are not dependent on any particular individual. Everyone is performing in one match or the other and is contributing towards the success of the team,” Mishra added.
I am happy that I am performing my role
Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw echoed Mishra’s comments and mentioned that every player goes in the game with an intention to perform with the highest of abilities. Shaw has not been able to score convincingly this season except that superlative 99-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) earlier in the tournament.
“Each player wants to perform in every match he plays. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. If I am not able to perform in a given match, I leave that behind. I am not a person who will think about the past. I go match by match.”
“And even though I am not scoring 50s and 100s, I am happy that I am performing my role which is to give a good start to the team and score as many runs and possible in the Powerplay overs,” said Prithvi Shaw.