Mumbai: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has made a big disclosure about Prithvi Shaw. Ponting has told that in the last season of IPL, when Prithvi Shaw was going through a bad phase, he refused to bat on the nets. Ponting also hoped that this talented batsman would have improved his training habits for the better before the upcoming competition.
Ricky Ponting’s big reveal
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been working with 21-year-old Prithvi for the last two seasons in the Delhi Capitals.
Ricky Ponting told ‘Cricket.com.au’ ahead of the upcoming tournament starting in Chennai on April 9, “He had an interesting theory about his batting last year – when he was not scoring runs, he would Will not bat and always wants to bat when he is scoring runs.
He said, ‘He scored less than 10 runs in four or five matches and I was telling him that we should go to the nets and see what the problem is. He looked into my eyes and said, ‘No, I will not bat today’. I did not understand this at all.
Ricky Ponting said, “He might have changed.” I know that he has done a lot of work in the last few months, his theory may have changed and I hope that it has happened because if we can get the best out of him, then he can become a superstar player ‘.
Ponting wants this change in Shaw
Ricky Ponting joined the Delhi team on March 29 and has completed his one-week-long segregation to enter the biologically safe environment of the IPL. The former Australia captain said that he did not back down from advising Prithvi last year, but this young batsman stayed his words.
Ponting is confident that Earth will perform effectively internationally. He said, ‘He may have changed his training habits for the better because (his success) is not just for the Delhi Capitals, I am sure you will see him playing a lot of cricket for India in the coming years’.
Ponting compared Prithvi Shaw to Sachin
Ponting (Ricky Ponting) said that there are many similarities between Prithvi and the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. He said, ‘He is short in length …. (Sachin) like Tendulkar but he hits the ball with a lot of strength on both front and back feet and also plays spin very well’.
Prithvi Vijay Hazare will enter the IPL after performing brilliantly on behalf of Mumbai’s champion team in the Trophy ODI tournament. He was the top scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with the help of four centuries.