Ricky Ponting's tips the secret of Mumbai Indians' success

He may have given up the captaincy due to lack of form, Ricky Ponting has contributed to the Mumbai Indians' dressing room with his wealth of experience as a Test and ODI specialist.

updated: May 08, 2013 16:51 IST
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Among the top five batsmen for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League this season, Dinesh Karthik feels Ricky Ponting has had a great influence on his performance. The Australian legend gave up the Mumbai captaincy due to a lack of form, but according to Karthik, has made a significant contribution in the dressing room.

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Karthik (388 runs) is Mumbai Indians' second best batsman behind Rohit Sharma (430) and this season has been a lot better than 2012. Careful planning and playing to a situation have been Karthik's route to success. In a team that has hitters like Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar, Karthik has been happy to play second foil.

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