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Me and Sourav have got similar ideas: Ponting

IANS  |  Kolkata 

They were once part of one of the biggest rivalries in world cricket, but now enjoys Ganguly's company and is more often than not on the same page as the former captain, as they try to end Capitals' dry run and help them capture their first title.

Ganguly was roped in as Delhi's at the start of the season, raising a few eyebrows regarding conflict of interest as he is also the Association of Bengal's (CAB)

Ganguly swept those issues under the carpet and is expected to be in the 'away' team's dugout when take on Kolkata Knight Riders in an game here.

Asked how it feels to work with Ganguly, Delhi's said it's fun.

"We have got very similar ideas and views on the game which has made us work well together. I love working with him," the former said.

"We've always going on well since our playing days. Since we've retired, we've caught up a couple times a year at least.

"I've always enjoyed his company. I think all the boys have enjoyed it as well."

said Ganguly is very passionate about and his inputs will be key on Friday at Eden Gardens, a ground he knows like the back of his hand.

"He's very passionate about and the success that we're hoping to bring to the team so we're working well together.

"He's said all along that he expects it to be a very good pitch.

"I think the reason they have been so good as the curators decided to leave it just a little bit more grass and they haven't sort of spun as much. It has pretty good pace and bounce and the ball tends to swing a bit here as well because of the humid conditions," Ponting elaborated on the pitch.

All eyes were on Ganguly on the eve of the match as the celebrated southpaw was seen helping left-handers in the side get a hang of the surface.

The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, and are the left handers in the side and Ganguly spent a lot of time with them.

According to reports, Ganguly is likely to depose in person before the Board of Control for in (BCCI) ombudsman regarding conflict of interest as Justice (Retd) D.might just want to hear him out before taking the final call.

Three Kolkata based fans -- Bhaswati Santua, and -- in a letter to the Jain alleged that Ganguly's dual role is a case of conflict of interest, and they fear he might have it his way with the ahead of the game.

Ganguly, however, in his written reply to the Ombudsman's notice, has categorically denied the charge.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:20 IST