Ponting also feels that unearthing a reliable middle or lower-order batsman who can keep wickets could kill two birds with one stone.
Rishabh Pant gave an insight into his leadership style and how he has benefitted from having Ricky Ponting as the head coach.
Sharma had suffered an abdominal muscle tear during his only match for DC in the last edition.
Rishabh Pant is like Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, brilliant bloke to have in your team: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting
Rishabh Pant was given the charge of Delhi Capitals as regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of IPL 2021 due to a shoulder injury.
Prithvi Shaw, who scored a whopping 827 runs in 8 matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, spoke about how he got back into form before the IPL 2021.
Ricky Ponting has been working with the 21-year-old Prithvi Shaw for the past two seasons in the Delhi Capitals camp.
Ponting's remarks came as Pant was announced as Delhi Capitals skipper on Tuesday. Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of IPL 2021 due to a shoulder injury.
Siddharth, who made his T20 debut for Tamil Nadu in 2019, expressed that he is eager to play under captain Shreyas Iyer and coach Ricky Ponting.
The Delhi Capitals head coach wishes to see Pant replicating his heroics in the cash-rich league slated to begin from April 9.
Tom is delighted after being picked by Delhi Capitals in the auction and the all-rounder expressed his excitement to learn from Ponting during the IPL 2021.
Ricky Ponting feels Mitchell Starc needs to start swinging ball again to be picked for South Africa series
Starc picked eight wickets in the first two Tests against India but wasn't able to trouble the visitors' batsmen in the last two games which eventually saw Australia losing at The Gabba
The injury-ravaged Indian team has shown great resilience and grit throughout the current tour of Australia.
Washington (62) and Shardul (67) led a splendid lower-order fightback after India were reduced to 186 for 6 in reply to Australia's 369.
India vs Australia fourth Test: I'm sure Rohit Sharma would love to have his time over again, says Ricky Ponting
Indian opener Rohit Sharma said he was analyzing how to get the better of Australian bowlers while he was in quarantine.
The Indian batting unit displayed tremendous grit on Monday as it hung on for a memorable draw against Australia in the third Test to leave the series levelled at 1-1.