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Ricky Ponting flew for IPL 2021, choosing the captain of Delhi Capitals his first job

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Ricky Ponting and Shreas Ayer

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting left for India on Sunday for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, which starts on April 9.

“Staying safe, I’m about to join @delhicapitals and start things on # IPL2021. I can’t wait,” the former Australian captain wrote in his Twitter post as he posted a photo showing himself sticking to Covid-19 protocols.

Ponting will reach Mumbai, where his team is stationed, and undergo a one-week quarantine before entering the biosafety environment.

His first task will be to finalize the Delhi Capitals captain after regular skipper Shrias Ayer was ruled out, probably for the whole season, after shifting his shoulder in the first ODI against England last Tuesday.

Rishabh pants, Steve Smith and Adjinkya Rahane are favorites to take over the captain’s mantle from Ayer.

Delhi Capitals finished second during the final edition and much credit was given to the way Ponting had inspired his team this season.

After his IPL The 2020 task, which ended last November, the former Australian batsman number 3 flew to Australia and helped Justin Langer with the Australian team during a visit to India.

Delhi Capitals kicked off their IPL season on April 10 in Mumbai, taking on the Chennai Super Kings in a night game.

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