Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is one of the great batsmen in the history of the game. During his playing days, Ricky led Australia in the aggressive, emphatic and effective manner. He is one of those cricketers who will remembered and followed by generations to come.
Ponting is a very intelligent student of the game and he is a master when it comes to playing mind games in the middle. Many MI players have said that Ricky’s mentorship and coaching helped them understand the game better and become a better player.
Recently, Ponting, who has been a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise in IPL, said that Australia’s swashbuckling batsman Chris Lynn will be the most attractive player in the IPL auction in 2018.
Chris Lynn has been a big player for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) but due to new retention policies of IPL, KKR might release him and then he will enter the world’s richest cricket auction where the salary cap has been expanded by 20 per cent to a staggering $16 million a team on the back of a massive television rights deal the Board of Control for Cricket in India has signed with Star Sports.
“Either way I think he (Lynn) will become a million-dollar player,’’ Ricky Ponting was quoted as saying by News.com.au.
Chris Lynn is one of the most destructive batsmen in T20 in the world. Throughout the year, he travels around the world and plays domestic T20 leagues. Presently, he is smashing them out of the park in the ongoing season of the Big Bash League (BBL).
“To hit one out of the guts first ball was a nice feeling, it shook off a lot of nerves early. (But) because I started in fifth gear, I found it hard to go down the gears and that is something I will work on. I always want to dominate any bowler in any situation of the game. I felt like I was in control. It would’ve been nice to have faced a few more balls, but it wasn’t to be. I’m pretty confident I can build on that,” Chriss Lynn was quoted as saying by news.com.au.