WATCH: Ricky Ponting asks his son to bowl fast to Rahul Tewatia | IPL 2024

Apr 17, 2024

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Ahead of the much-anticipated IPL 2024 showdown between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Delhi Capitals (DC), a video featuring DC head coach Ricky Ponting has surfaced online, adding to the excitement surrounding the match.

Ricky Ponting’s son bowls to Rahul Tewatia

The clip captures a unique moment during the practice session at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Tuesday, where Ponting’s son, Fletcher, was seen bowling to GT all-rounder Rahul Tewatia under the watchful eye of his father.

In the video shared by GT, Tewatia engages in a playful banter with Fletcher, inquiring about his cricketing skills. Upon learning that Fletcher is a fast bowler, Ponting encourages his son to showcase his talent. Fletcher proceeds to deliver some impressive deliveries to Tewatia, earning applause from Ponting and admiration from onlookers.

Jr. Ponting vs Tewatia 👀#AavaDe | #GTKarshe | #GTvDC

— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) April 16, 2024

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The camaraderie between Tewatia and Fletcher is evident as they exchange a high-five at the conclusion of the bowling session, highlighting the spirit of sportsmanship prevailing on the field.

Ponting’s bold prediction about the winner of IPL 2024

In addition to the lighthearted moment captured in the video, Ponting also made headlines with his bold prediction regarding the outcome of IPL 2024.

During the pre-match press conference ahead of the GT vs DC clash in Ahmedabad, Ponting expressed his belief that the team with a more aggressive batting approach would likely emerge victorious in the tournament. He emphasized the significance of posting substantial scores, hinting at a shift towards more attacking batting strategies in this year’s IPL.

“Quite often, big tournaments like the IPL and the Big Bash back in Australia have been won by the best defensive bowling teams. But the way this IPL is going – and [with] the different rules in the IPL – it looks like it will be won by the team that’s most willing to take on the bowling, and try and post some really big scores. I think it’s potentially more attacking batting that’s going to win this IPL than defensive bowling,” said Ponting in the pre-match conference for GT vs DC clash in Ahmedabad.

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As fans eagerly await the GT vs DC showdown, Ponting’s insights and the entertaining practice session add an extra layer of excitement to the match.

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