Ricky Ponting, who was recently appointed as Australia’s assistant coach ahead of the World Cup, has been showered with praise from Glenn Maxwell. According to Australian all-rounder, it was Ponting’s motivational words that helped the Aussie team chase down a mammoth total of 244 in 18.5 overs against New Zealand at the Eden Park in 2018.

“The confidence that he gave the group when he walked into the change room was undoubted, and just something different. He makes you feel like you can walk on water sometimes. He’s a good person for the batters to talk different tactics with because he can read someone’s technique really well. And he’s an unbelievable coach in the way that he coaches technique and the basics of the game,” Maxwell was quoted as saying in an interview with cricket.com.au.

“He can spend five minutes with you and work out any flaws and strengths that can slightly help, without changing your game too much. He can even change your mindset with just a conversation because of his amazing ability,” he added.

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