Veterans furious at Ricky Ponting said - coach, stay as a coach, one should not hang in everything
Ashwin got into a tussle with KKR bowler Tim Southee while batting while team coach Ricky Ponting was seen talking to the umpire after the innings ended. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir expressed his displeasure about this.
In the 41st match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals faced Kolkata Knight Riders. During this match, Delhi player R Ashwin, who was often in controversies, was once again seen engaging with the opposing player on the field. Ashwin got into a tussle with KKR bowler Tim Southee while batting while team coach Ricky Ponting was seen talking to the umpire after the innings ended. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir expressed his displeasure about this.
During the 41st match of IPL on Tuesday, the Delhi Capitals team came out to bat first. Kolkata's team, while bowling tight, gave the team only 127 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. During the batting, Delhi batsman Ashwin was seen getting confused with Kolkata bowler Tim Southee. After the end of the innings, team coach Ponting and assistant coach Mohammad Kaif were seen talking to the field umpire about the same thing.
Gambhir, who was commentating during the match, said that the coach should be like a coach and not go on the field and put his leg every once in a while. He said, you are the coach and your limit should be till the duck out. This matter is between two players and there is no work of coaching staff here. If anyone can decide on this matter, it is the match referee and field umpire. The coach should never come on the field in this matter.