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IPL 2021: DC head coach Ricky Ponting reveals his struggles with coaching Prithvi Shaw

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Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting threw some light-weight on opening Player Prithvi Shaw’s struggles within the last IPL season, revealing that once Shaw had been looking a lean patch he refused to bat within the nets. Shaw’s peculiar approach of batting within the nets only if he was grading in games had Ponting bewildered, and also the former Australia captain hoped that his Indian understudy would have modified his approach returning into this season. Shaw averaged simply seventeen.53 from thirteen games last season however comes into the IPL on the rear of a best run in Vijay Hazare Trophy.

“I’ve had some really interesting chats with him through last year’s IPL, just trying to break him down, trying to find out exactly what was the right way to coach him and how I was going to get the best out of him,”

Ponting told cricket.com.au.

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“But he had a motivating theory on his batting last year – once he isn’t grading runs, he will not bat, and once he’s grading runs, he desires to stay batting all the time.

“He had four or five games where he made under 10 and I’m telling him, ‘We have to go to the nets and work out (what’s wrong)’, and he looked me in the eye and said, ‘No, I’m not batting today’. I couldn’t really work that out.”

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Shaw was born throughout DC’s run in IPL 2020 and contend only one of the 3 competition games during a season wherever the team finished runners-up to urban center Indians.

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Ponting hoped that Shaw has modified within the 5 months that have passed between the last IPL and also the coming season.

“He may need modified. i do know he is done loads of labor over the previous few months, that theory that he had may need modified, and hopefully it’s, as a result of if we will get the simplest out of him, he may be somebody player.”

Shaw’s type has positively modified for the higher within the time between the 2 IPL seasons.

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After being born throughout the Australia check series, the 21-year-old scored 827 runs from eight matches. for urban center within the Vijay Hazare Trophy – the foremost by any ballplayer in any season of the tournament.

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