Belief to be as one in every of primarily the most winning Australian captain, Ricky Ponting said captaincy is ready 60 p.c off the self-discipline preparation and forty p.c on the pitch.
Melbourne: Belief to be as one in every of primarily the most winning Australian captain, Ricky Ponting said captaincy is ready 60 p.c off the self-discipline preparation and forty p.c on the pitch.
File image of Ricky Ponting. Reuters
Ponting made the commentary in reference to India captain Virat Kohli’s leadership abilities in the context of India’s recently-concluded Take a look at tour of England, which the traffic lost 1-four.
“I did now not see every single ball of the Take a look at series. For me what occurs off the self-discipline is extra essential,” the extinct Australia captain told PTI during an interplay at MCG.
“On the self-discipline section esteem bowling adjustments or self-discipline placement is very overrated. It’s a ways handiest about 30 or forty p.c and the remainder of the preparations takes scheme in the motivate of stop doorways sooner than a match,” he added.
In the aftermath of the England series, the focal point now has shifted to India’s upcoming tour of Australia and Ponting said the visitor’s success would largely count upon how smartly they adapt to the stipulations Down Under.
“It’s about adapting to the stipulations here. So much of the visiting teams find it complicated to find here and that is the reason the come Take a look at cricket has been for long time in Australia. South Africa skilled the same. Equally we find it complicated to find in India and South Africa,” Ponting said.
“Every person is conscious of in final 50 years India have struggled to find Take a look at series a ways from dwelling. For any group travelling to UK playing in opposition to a bunch as correct as England, it is going to be complicated.”
India will tour Australia from November 2018 to Janaury 2019 to play four Exams, three ODIs and three T20 suits.
“For the upcoming series as a ways as India is worried plenty will count upon the wickets. If the ball seams plenty they’re going to find it complicated in Australia. Nevertheless if the wickets are flat esteem we observed some final year then it can per chance perchance bring India right into the competition,” Ponting said.
“Now we have viewed how Indian batsmen have struggled in opposition to quality swing bowling in England. Equally we have got struggled in opposition to lumber in subcontinent,” he said on the sidelines of a programme to declare Indian tyre manufacturing huge BKT’s association with Spacious Bash League.
Meanwhile, Ponting refused to overview Kohli with legendary Sachin Tendulkar and said the India captain tranquil has a protracted come to head in his occupation.
“Comparisons are arduous to assemble at this stage of his (Kohli’s) occupation. You would possibly perchance per chance very smartly be being when put next with somebody who has played 200 Take a look at suits. What you remember about Sachin is when he was ending off. You affect no longer remember when he was in mid 20s,” he said.
“Everybody is asserting unprecedented things about Virat (Kohli) now but let’s watch if he can dominate global cricket for roughly 10, 12 or 15 years which would possibly per chance per chance perchance be a stamp of a right champion player.
“Sachin did that in all three codecs. If somebody can play 200 Exams its improbable. I myself have played 168 Exams but 200 is something else,” Ponting added.
Talking about his absorb experiences of playing in India and later as coach of Mumbai Indians, Ponting said: “I really had been to India bigger than 50 cases but initial tours weren’t very winning.
“After I purchased to know about their custom, ambiance and playing stipulations, I changed into a bigger cricketer.”
“I relate this to youthful cricketers also that sooner than playing in India, strive to know the nation which is fully diverse from ours but we share the fervour for cricket,” he signed off.
Up up to now Date: Sep 18, 2018 08:29 PM