Former Australia captain finds he was once approached via BCCI to train India earlier than Dravid was once appointed
“Time is the one factor that is preventing me [from taking the job], to be truthful,” Ponting advised The Grade Cricketer podcast. “I might love to train the Australian workforce, however what I’ve accomplished with my taking part in profession was once being clear of circle of relatives as a lot. I’ve a tender circle of relatives now, a seven-year-old boy, and to surrender 300 days a yr isn’t what I’d do. That is the place the IPL works so neatly for me.
“So that you could trainer 8-10 weeks in iciness months, and so to come again and do the Channel 7 stuff in the summertime, I’ve were given sufficient paintings to stay me satisfied and to stay me across the recreation but additionally be capable of spend time with the circle of relatives.
“Let’s examine what they [CA] do, in the event that they ever cut up the coaches amongst say, white-ball and red-ball groups. I believe everybody loves to train the Australian workforce. I if truth be told assume, from my view, it is virtually an older guy’s activity and no longer for somebody who has were given a tender circle of relatives or for an individual like Justin [Langer] the place he’s at the different finish now the place his circle of relatives is all grown up and moved away. You don’t seem to be giving up that facet of your existence. It is over 300 days a yr, an attractive onerous activity. Justin’s been underneath drive since he took over the activity, extra so, the previous few months. That is the simplest factor that may prevent me – the time dedication.”
Ponting additionally mentioned he had a “couple of conversations” concerning the India trainer be offering all the way through the IPL however he needed to decline it for the “very same explanation why”. He was once additionally “shocked” that Dravid took up the activity for the reason that he has a tender circle of relatives to deal with.
“The folks that I spoke to have been beautiful hell-bent on discovering a method to make it paintings as a result of first up, I will’t surrender that point, that implies I will’t trainer within the IPL,” Ponting mentioned of his conversations concerning the India trainer activity.
“There was once numerous chat about how satisfied he (Dravid) was once [with] his academy function… I’m really not positive about his circle of relatives existence… I believe he has were given younger youngsters… Anyway, so I’m shocked that he took it. The folks that I spoke to have been positive they were given the proper individual, in order that they have been most certainly ready to get Dravid to do it.”
“It is virtually an older guy’s activity and no longer for somebody who has were given a tender circle of relatives”
Ricky Ponting on training Australia
Ponting additionally showed he’s going to proceed to be with Delhi Capitals subsequent IPL despite the fact that he hasn’t prolonged his contract with them formally but. Having labored as the pinnacle trainer of Capitals for the ultimate 4 seasons, he mentioned he desires to concentrate on growing the perimeter avid gamers.
“One of the vital younger avid gamers I’ve had the danger to paintings with are outstanding and actually just right folks,” he mentioned. “That is what I would like so to do – the Prithvi Shaws, the Shreyas Iyers, the Avesh Khans, those guys, we had them within the gadget for three-four years that experience actually became exceptionally just right IPL avid gamers, and a few of them have additionally became world avid gamers.
“For me, it’s not even about the ones big-name avid gamers. If I will stay a couple of of those guys, nice. However it is extra concerning the guys at the fringe – numerous them have not performed a recreation. While you see them within the workforce, on the coaching, how onerous they teach and what kind of they benefit from the recreation, that is what I wish to recreate if that is conceivable.”
With the IPL retention closing date set as November 30 for the present franchises – groups can retain simplest 4 avid gamers – he added that Capitals would attempt to stay the core avid gamers despite the fact that that can be a problem for the reason that two extra groups are added to the following IPL, and there can be a large public sale quickly.
“With the retention stuff, you’ll be able to stay simplest 4 avid gamers, and we had 24 avid gamers within the squad ultimate yr. So to take a look at and convey the vast majority of the avid gamers could be very best, however It’s going to be a problem as neatly. With the 2 new groups, you’ll be able to be sure that they’re speaking to Pant, Iyer – they’re looking to protected those guys as they’re generational franchise avid gamers. It is as much as me at Delhi to verify they do not get their palms on them.”