Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has confirmed that he was approached for India’s head coach’s position in the IPL 2021 where he was on his head coach stint for Delhi Capitals.
Ponting said on the Grade Cricketers Podcast that he had a conversation with some people about it during the IPL.
“The People I spoke to were very keen to find a way to make it work, but the first thing I said, ‘I can’t give that much of time’. That means, I can’t coach in the IPL,” said Ponting who is currently the head coach of Delhi Capitals.
Ponting was also surpirsed at Rahul Dravid taking the job.
“I’m very surprised that Dravid has taken this job. I’m not sure about his family life but I’m sure he has young kids. So I’m surprised that he took it but as I said, the people I spoke to were sure they got the right person so they were probably able to get Dravid to do it,” Ponting said.
India begun their tenure under coach Rahul Dravid on a winning note against New Zealand in the first T20I on Wednesday.