IPL 2023: Ricky Ponting, Rishabh Pant have made Delhi Capitals an extremely professional franchise, says Mandeep Singh
IPL 2023: Popular for his powerful strokes and massive sixes, Mandeep Singh made his India debut back in 2016. The right-handed hitter is a prominent member of the Under-19 Indian Cricket Team and has played for a number of Indian Premier League franchises.
Mandeep recalled his 2016 Indian team debut while talking about his career.
“I was playing in the IPL when I found out about my selection. My father always used to tell me, if I play cricket, I must play for India. “He further added, “I met Mahi Bhai in the lift, one day prior to my debut and he asked me to be ready for the next day. Being on the ground was surreal.”
He added that scoring sixes to Andre still stands as his biggest accomplishment to date. Mandeep has played for a number of teams, including the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Delhi Capitals, and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Speaking about his time at the Delhi Capitals, he said, “Ricky Ponting and Rishabh Pant have made Delhi Capitals an extremely professional franchise. Ponting loves discipline and commitments and treats everyone equally”.
Commenting on how Kohli has brought a fitness culture to the Indian team, he said, “When I joined RCB, I was shocked to see Virat Kohli’s intensity towards training. His fitness has been instrumental in making him a consistent performer in T20 cricket. It has helped the ballers improve and has helped test cricket overall”. He also talked about how his IPL participation improved his financial security and self-assurance.
KL Rahul’s journey was a topic Singh also covered throughout the conversation. “During his U-19 days, KL Rahul began working on his game and preparing for test cricket.”
Mandeep praised Suryakumar Yadav for his performance at the Asia Cup. He was open with his admirers and motivated the audience with tales from his early career. The talk conducted by renowned cricket analyst and presenter Manish Batavia.
(With ANI Inputs)