Mumbai Indians head coach Ricky Ponting has said that he’ll guide and train the team with positive approach. He mentioned in an interview given to iplt20.com that he is eager to join Mumbai Indians camp and will coach the side as per his nature that is aggression. He accepts that he has been aggressive throughout his cricketing career and will do the same as coach.
Ricky Ponting said, “That’s in my nature, the aggression. And that’s the way I’ll be telling the boys to play. I think this game is all about taking the positive approach all the time; not sitting back and waiting for something to happen but being proactive and making things happen. That’s how I played and that’s how I’ll be coaching as well.”
Two times world cup champion Ricky Ponting has said that he’ll be looking to work with players individually in IPL 8 and make them understand their roles and strengthens to take out best from them.
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He said, “I’ll make sure the players know where they stand but at the same time have some fun as well. I believe that throughout my playing career, one positive thing was my work ethic, how hard I worked on my game and prepared for every single match. I’ll ensure that all our guys do the same. When it’s time to celebrate I’ll make sure they do that as well. It is an important part of any team.”
Punter attended Indian Premier League auction for the first time this year as he was part of IPL winning Mumbai Indians team in 2013 and couldn’t get himself into the strategic environment as a coach. He is satisfied with the Mumbai Indian purchase in 2015 auction and he is looking forward foe the tournament to begin.
Ricky said, “I am really excited about it. I had a great time with the Mumbai Indians the last time in 2013 where we were lucky enough to win the IPL. I really enjoyed my time with the team and I found the people around the franchise and the players to be excellent.”
“I arrived in Mumbai the last Monday night. We had a few days of planning down there and got to Bangalore on Saturday to do a bit more planning on the auction. I didn’t really know what to expect but it was actually very interesting to see how it worked and to learn the dynamics of the auction. We ended up doing pretty well; we hit most of the marks we were after,” he added.
Mumbai Indians will play opening match of 2015 Indian Premier League on 8 April against defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders.