Ricky Ponting spoke about the unwillingness of Prithvi Shaw during training. The head coach of Delhi Capitals Ricky Ponting shared the approach of Prithvi Shaw which he found ‘interesting’.
When Ponting Found Hard Working with Shaw
Ricky Ponting in a recent interview told he earlier had enjoying working with Prithvi Shaw. He also spoke how he found it difficult to figure out Shaw’s approach. “I’ve tried (taking Shaw under his wing) the last two years and I’ve really enjoyed working with him. 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.”
He pointed out, “But he had an interesting theory on his batting last year – when he’s not scoring runs, he won’t bat, and when he is scoring runs, he wants to keep 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.”
Ponting on Shaw
After an ordinary IPL 2020, Shaw was seen smashing at domestic cricket and a lot expected him to stage a strong comeback soon. Ponting opined that Prithvi Shaw might have changed over last few months as the coach is aware of the hard works the youngster did in recent past. In the interview conducted by cricket.com.au, Ponting called Shaw a potential superstar.
“He (Shaw) might have changed. I know he’s done a lot of work over the last few months, that theory that he had might have changed, and hopefully it has, because if we can get the best out of him, he could be a superstar player.”