Swashbuckling Indian opener Prithvi Shaw has got off to a blistering start to his IPL 2021 campaign.
Shaw smashed a whirlwind 38-ball 72 in the opening game against the Chennai Super Kings to lay the foundation of what eventually turned out to be a commanding seven-wicket win for the 2020 runner-up.
Prithvi Shaw endured a torrid time last year both for Delhi Capitals as well as for India.
The pocket-size dynamo was eventually dropped from both playing XIs following repeated failures against the new ball.
After being dropped from the Indian Test team, Shaw worked on his technical deficiencies under Pravin Amre, post which he went on to smash more than 800 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The right-hander is now enjoying working alongside Delhi Capitals coach and former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting.
“With Ricky, I generally speak to him about tactics and strategies as a batsman,” Prithvi Shaw was quoted as saying in a DC press release.
“He has played so much of cricket and he has got the experience which he can share with us and he does especially with the youngsters. I am really enjoying working with him,” he added.
“I made some small changes in my batting before the IPL. I just wanted to minimize all the mistakes I was making, and I worked hard,” he further added. I practiced for two weeks with Strength & Conditioning Coach Rajinikanth Sivagnanam sir and Pravin Amre sir before the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Then I just played my natural game with a few changes in the Vijay Hazare Trophy,” Prithvi Shaw signed off.
Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting, during his first dressing room address, heaped high praise on Prithvi Shaw where he reckoned that the pocket-size dynamo will learn a lot from the knock that he played against Chennai Super Kings.