Ricky Ponting, who was formerly associated with Mumbai Indians, is currently the coach of Delhi Capitals.
During this quarantine period, lots of cricketers have taken the path of Instagram or Twitter to engage with their teammates and fans. Rohit Sharma was recently involved in an Instagram live session with Harbhajan Singh.
The duo talked about many topics over their chat, including their playing moments and memories. During the Instagram live session, Harbhajan went on to reveal that Ponting used to get out just by looking at the off-spinners face.
Harbhajan also revealed that when Ponting joined Mumbai Indians, he had thought that he would improve his technique against Harbhajan by playing in the nets. However, the Australian was not able to do so, and Harbhajan went on to dismiss him 5-6 times.
“I think Ricky Ponting used to get out just by looking at my face. I didn’t even need to bowl at him. When he came to play for Mumbai Indians, I thought he would improve after playing me in the nets. But even there I got him out 5-6 times,” Harbhajan to Rohit.
“I think you dented his confidence even before the series started bhajju paa… Now I know why he couldn’t score runs that season,” responded Rohit jokingly.
Ponting regarded as one of the best batsmen and captain of his generation. The former Australian captain has scored 13378 runs in Test cricket and is only second behind Sachin Tendulkar in the list of the highest run-scorers in red-ball cricket.