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Ashwin will represent DC this season and will team up with Ponting hoping to guide the franchise to their maiden IPL title.
“Ricky Ponting hasn’t yet reached (Dubai),” Ashwin said on his YouTube channel. “When he comes, we will sit for a chat with him. We have already spoken over the phone. It was very refreshing and an interesting chat.”
Ashwin didn’t read too much into what Ponting said on The Grade Cricketer Podcast, saying there will be a discussion in detail on the issue next week.
“What happens sometimes is Australians’ messages in English get lost in translation and reach us with a different meaning. Even their humour or jokes become news for us. We’ll talk about this in detail with Ricky next week.” the 33-year-old said.
Last week, Ponting had brought to life the controversial topic when he said he will speak to Ashwin regarding Mankading.
“I’ll be having a chat with him about [Mankad], that’s the first thing I’ll do,” he had said. “Obviously, he wasn’t in our squad last year, he’s one of our players that we tried to afford to bring in this year.”
“Look, he’s a terrific bowler, and he’s done a great job in the IPL for a long period of time now, but I must admit watching that last season, as soon as it happened and he did that, I actually sat our boys down and said ‘Look, I know he’s done it, there’ll be others around the tournament who’ll think about doing this well but that’s not going to be the way that we play our cricket. We won’t be doing that’,” he added.