Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting claiming Pant remains the best choice for the job
With Mumbai Indians at 95 for 3 in 14.4 overs, while chasing a mere target of 160, Pant made a blunder by refusing to take the DRS after Tim David nicked the first ball of his innings, and the onfield umpire didn’t give him out.
After that, the Singaporean batter became a nightmare for them, as David smashed 34 runs off just 11 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes to snatch the game out of DC’s grasp.
“He is just a young man and still learning captaincy. Being captain of a T20 team, especially in IPL, which is a high-pressure tournament, is not an easy thing to do, and unfortunately, every single thing you do will be scrutinised. He certainly got my full backing.” (Cricket Exchange News)
But he didn’t blame the captain for the defeat
“It is always hard to put a finger on one single aspect of the game. Obviously, Tim David played well. He was probably out first ball, but there are so many aspects of the game we will be disappointed with. The players need to learn from games like that. I feel pretty gutted that the game slipped through out of our hands.” Ricky Ponting said
Mumbai’s captain Rohit Sharma has also backed the young DC captain, saying that such fumbles happen on the field.