Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain, likened a match of the Indian Premier League to the AFL Grand Final and said he is looking forward to another stint in the Indian T20 competition. Having earlier served as the coach of Mumbai Indians, Ponting was recently appointed chief coach of Delhi Daredevils.
“It’s a huge tournament, you’re working with the best players in the world and you’re unearthing and seeing some incredible Indian talent. I think the best way to describe the IPL to people who haven’t been there or seen it is you talk to the young Aussie guys who go and play and they say every game is like an AFL Grand Final. the atmosphere that’s created around a lot of these venues is unbelievable,” Ponting told the Cricket Australia website.