Delhi Capitals (DC) opening batsman Prithvi Shaw welcomed head coach Ricky Ponting, who joined the crew after finishing his obligatory quarantine. “The boss is again,” Shaw mentioned. DC posted a video on social media the place Shaw is seen talking concerning the upcoming IPL season and re-uniting with coach Ponting. “He is a really good particular person. On the sphere he is sort of a boss, off the sphere he is sort of a pal. So, I’m very joyful he’s again.” Shaw likened Ponting’s speeches at crew huddles to these within the movie ‘Chak De! India’ by actor Shah Rukh Khan. “I feel when Ricky sir speaks, that tune (Chak De! India) ought to play within the background. Shah Rukh Khan’s tune,” mentioned Shaw.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 6, 2021
Shaw comes into the IPL on the again of a record-breaking efficiency within the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 827 runs from simply eight matches – probably the most in a single season of the event by any batsman – going previous Mayank Agarwal on the best way.
However, Shaw’s type had dipped throughout IPL 2020 and he was dropped from the DC XI in the course of the event. He additionally misplaced his place within the Indian Test crew after being dropped from the taking part in XI in the course of the tour of Australia that adopted the IPL.
Ponting mirrored on Shaw’s poor run final IPL season and mentioned the 21-year-old had refused to bat within the nets when not scoring runs in matches.
“I’ve had some actually attention-grabbing chats with him by way of final yr’s IPL, simply attempting to interrupt him down, looking for out precisely what was the fitting method to coach him and the way I used to be going to get one of the best out of him,” Ponting advised cricket.com.au.
“But he had an attention-grabbing principle on his batting final yr – when he isn’t scoring runs, he will not bat, and when he’s scoring runs, he needs to maintain batting on a regular basis.
“He had 4 or 5 video games the place he made beneath 10 and I’m telling him, ‘We need to go to the nets and work out (what’s mistaken)’, and he seemed me within the eye and mentioned, ‘No, I’m not batting as we speak’. I could not actually work that out.”
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