IPL 2021 - Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting reveals Prithvi Shaw doesn't bat in nets when not scoring runs

IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting reveals Prithvi Shaw doesn’t bat in nets when not scoring runs

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The coach “had some really interesting chats” with Shaw during 2020 IPL

Prithvi Shaw doesn’t like to work in the nets when he is struggling for runs, but keeps on batting and batting in the nets when he is in form. The Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting revealed this “interesting theory” of Shaw, who had an unimpressive IPL in 2020 with just 228 runs from 13 innings at an average of 17.53. Ponting said he tried hard to get Shaw to work on certain aspects of his game when the opener was out of form during the last IPL, but couldn’t get Shaw into the nets.

“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.

“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 ten 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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