IPL 2022: Nice environment around Delhi Capitals shows in its success, says Ajit Agarkar

The Delhi Capitals assistant coach looks forward to working with Ricky Ponting.

Ajit Agarkar (centre) at a Delhi Capitals training session with Shane Watson (right), Rishabh Pant (left) and James Hopes. - DELHI CAPITALS

Delhi Capitals has created a nice environment around the team and it is the collective responsibility of all members of the club to ensure it stays intact, assistant coach Ajit Agarkar said on Thursday.

Airing his thoughts on the first few days with the franchise (he was appointed last month), Agarkar said: "It's been excellent to be in the Delhi Capitals camp. There are a lot of young players in the side. I could see from the outside that the DC management has created a nice environment around the team and that shows in the franchise's success. There are a lot of new faces that have joined the team, including me, and it's our responsibility that the good environment stays intact."

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He also looked forward to working with head coach Ricky Ponting.

"Ricky Ponting is a big factor behind a lot of people wanting to work in this team. I've been fortunate enough to play against him a few times and I have also played IPL with him. I have known him for a long time. And I know how much the young players enjoy working with Ricky," he said.

'Excited'

Shane Watson, also an assistant coach with the Capitals, was excited to work with some of the talented young players.

"There are a lot of exciting young talents in the Delhi Capitals. I have played with Sarfaraz Khan and Mandeep Singh and I am super excited to reconnect and work with them in a different capacity. Lalit Yadav is another really exciting player that I have seen during training. But, I am here to help everyone and I am excited about this opportunity."

Watson further added, "The thing about coaching that excites me the most is the chance to help people become better versions of themselves. The chance of working with Ricky was not something I was going to let go of. He has always been an incredible leader and mentor for me."

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