IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw welcomes coach Ricky Ponting in ‘Chak De’ type | Cricket Information
Former Australia captain and Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting was in for a particular welcome on Tuesday (April 6) when he accomplished his obligatory quarantine earlier than becoming a member of his staff for a coaching session in Mumbai. DC opener Prithvi Shaw, who has had a love-hate relationship with Ponting, was the primary one to welcome him forward of the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will get underway on Friday (April 9).
“The boss is again,” Shaw mentioned. DC posted a video on social media the place Shaw is seen talking in regards to the upcoming IPL season and re-uniting with coach Ponting.
“He’s a really good individual. On the sphere he is sort of a boss, off the sphere he is sort of a buddy. So, I’m very comfortable he’s again.”
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Shaw likened Ponting’s speeches at staff huddles to these within the movie ‘Chak De! India’ by Bollywood star and Kolkata Knight Riders-owner Shah Rukh Khan. “I feel when Ricky sir speaks, that music (Chak De! India) ought to play within the background. Shah Rukh Khan’s music,” mentioned Shaw.
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 – essentially the most in a single season of the match by any batsman – going previous Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal within the course of.
Shaw’s type had taken a dip throughout IPL 2020 and he was dropped from the DC XI throughout the match. He additionally misplaced his place within the Indian Check staff after being dropped from the enjoying XI throughout the tour of Australia that adopted the IPL.
Ponting reflected on Shaw’s poor run last 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 fascinating chats with him via final 12 months’s IPL, simply making an attempt 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 the perfect out of him,” Ponting was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“However he had an fascinating idea on his batting final 12 months – when he’s not scoring runs, he gained’t 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 below 10 and I’m telling him, ‘We now have to go to the nets and work out (what’s mistaken)’, and he appeared me within the eye and mentioned, ‘No, I’m not batting as we speak’. I couldn’t actually work that out.”