IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils' Colin Munro hopes to do well under Ricky Ponting
Delhi Daredevils acquired Colin Munro's services for INR 1.9 crores in IPL 2018 auction.
Delhi Daredevils do look as one of the most promising contenders for IPL 2018. They have a head coach in Ricky Ponting, skipper in two-time IPL winner, Gautam Gambhir, few young Indian U-19 stars, and big hitters in Glenn Maxwell and New Zealand opener Colin Munro. Munro, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2016, will turn up for the Delhi-based franchise, and hope of a change of fortunes for a side who are yet to play a final. Ahead of the tournament, Munro's interview with Sportskeeda revealed some interesting facts.
Here are the excerpts
When asked about his future as a Test cricketer, Munro did not beat around the bush, and came straight to the point. "No test cricket. I am looking forward to playing T20 cricket and one-day cricket at the moment. I am focusing on the 2019 World Cup and then we will see what happens after that," said Munro.
On his association with former Australian legend, Ponting, Munro stated, "I have come across Ricky Ponting in my first year at the Mumbai Indians where I didn't play a single game. Hopefully, I can do well in this tournament under Ponting.
Daredevils play their tournament-opener versus Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at their den, Mohali. Munro shared his experience of playing in that venue, and stated, "I have played at Mohali in the past against Pakistan in the 2016 T20 World Cup. It's a nice ground. It's an easier batting surface. A bit of problem in the field as the lights are too low (due to the airport nearby)."