Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has said that good part of the IPL is that a lot of barriers are broken down between countries & coaches. “I had never have thought that Harbhajan Singh & I could be good mates,” he added. Harbhajan, who now represents Chennai Super Kings, & Ponting were teammates in Mumbai Indians.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a wonderful platform to connect different people together. Sportsmen who play/played against each other at the international & domestic level become good mates when they take part in the league. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting also opened up about the similar impact that the league had on him. He said that he never thought he’d be friends with Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
A lot transpired between the two passionate cricketers during their playing days. Bhajji was involved in the ‘Monkeygate’ controversy when Ponting was at the helm for Australia. Coming into the IPL, the former Aussie skipper was involved with the Mumbai Indians franchise for a few seasons – first as a player & then as a coach. Therefore, the duo got to know each other better & are very good mates now.