Delhi Capitals failed to enter the play offs of IPL 2023 despite high expectations. From 2019 to last season, this team in the playoffs had reached However, Delhi could not play as expected this year. Delhi ended the IPL 2023 at the ninth position. Even with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and former India captain Sourav Ganguly in the team’s coaching staff, the team could not perform well. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed his strong opinion on this issue.
This season, Delhi team entered the field without regular captain Rishabh Pant. Pant was injured in a car accident last year. Due to this reason, he could not play this season. In his place, David Warner led the team. Warner himself did well. However, he failed as a captain.
Gavaskar, in a column written for a sports weekly, said that problems which should have been solved easily, have not been solved. I think the young Indian players were not comfortable interacting with Ricky Ponting. So Yash Dhul, Priyam Garg, Sarfraz Khan could not perform well.
He further wrote, Prithvi Shaw also did not work as hard as possible. This is the reason why he failed the entire season. Akshar Patel, who is in form, needed to be sent to the batting top order. However, the team management did not boost his confidence.
Delhi managed to win only five matches this season. So they lost in 9 matches.
(Sunil Gavaskar Slams Ricky Ponting And Sourav Ganguly For Delhi Capitals Poor Performance In IPL 2023)