Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting tweeted that he hoped Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin had some wickets left following their brilliant performance against England.
Ponting’s comments came after the schedule for IPL 2021 was announced on Sunday. Taking to his official Twitter account, Ponting posted:
“Can’t wait to get over to @delhicapitals and get to work. Hope @akshar2026 and @ashwinravi99 have some wickets left after taking all of them in the last month, and @rishabhpant17 has more runs to make!”
Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant are an integral part of the Delhi Capitals, who made it to the finals last year, before losing to Mumbai Indians.
While Axar scalped nine wickets and score 117 runs in IPL 2020, Ashwin claimed 13 wickets in 15 games. On the other hand, Pant managed to score 343 runs in 14 matches at an underwhelming strike rate of 113.95.
Can't wait to get over to @delhicapitals and get to work. Hope @akshar2026 and @ashwinravi99 have some wickets left after taking all of them in the last month, and @rishabhpant17 has more runs to make! https://t.co/5Q8btBhjqq
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) March 8, 2021
Delhi Capitals is set to kick-off their IPL 2021 campaign with a match against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on April 10.
Axar Patel and Ashwin bamboozled the England batsmen as India went on to clinch the four-match Test series 3-1.
Off-spinner Ashwin was the leading wicket-taker in the Test series, picking up 32 wickets at an average of 14.71 with three five-wicket hauls.
On the other hand, playing his Test debut, left-spinner Axar Patel finished with 27 wickets from three Tests with four five-wicket hauls and an average of 10.59.
Pant was the third- leading run-scorer in the Test series with 270 runs in six innings with an average of 54. The young lad was also impressive with his keeping skills on the turning track.
See you soon, coach 😄✌🏻️ https://t.co/q9ZYhNpFkE
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) March 8, 2021