Ricky Ponting, Prithvi Shaw
Ricky Ponting, Prithvi Shaw. Image-BCCI

Indian young sensation Prithvi Shaw has bounced back immensely well from a lean patch to become one of the destructive batsmen in the world. Prithvi Shaw faced an axe from the Australia tour after the first Test as he struggled to counter the home side’s bowlers. But he worked on his technique to accumulate heaps of runs in the domestic circuit. Meanwhile, Shaw has reacted to Delhi Capitals’ Ricky Ponting’s comments of not willing to bat in the nets when not scoring.

Ricky Ponting revealed that during IPL 2020 in the UAE, Prithvi Shaw had the theory that he won’t bat if he is not getting the runs and does not like to stop otherwise. The former Australian captain remembers the youngster getting scores of under ten in four to five games, but he would refuse to bat when asked to slog in the nets. Notably, Shaw managed only 228 runs in the entire IPL 2020 at an awful average of 17.54.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Image Credit: Twitter)

Prithvi Shaw remembers the time when he was scoring runs before the bad patch followed when he was not able to get the runs despite working hard in the nets. Hence, the 21-year old did not see putting the efforts beyond a point since he did not make sense to train if nothing is happening. The Maharashtra-born cricketer highlighted that he took a backseat and turned it off since the runs did not come even after spending a couple of hours batting in the nets.

This happened last year when I was scoring big runs, I wanted to keep batting but then came a few games where I didn’t get runs at all. I kept training but didn’t get the results. So beyond a point, I got fed up and said ‘if it’s not happening, I will stop training for a bit’. Because it didn’t make sense for me. I just switched off for a bit and took the backseat. I was so much into it that I would spend two hours batting in the nets but then I didn’t score the runs, I just let go of it for a while. That’s what Ricky sir was talking about,” Shaw told Cricbuzz.

Prithvi Shaw amassed 308 runs in IPL 2021:

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Credits: Twitter)

After topping the run-scoring charts in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 with more than 800 runs, Prithvi Shaw would accumulate 308 runs in eight matches for the Delhi Capitals. He slammed three fifties at 38.50, keeping a strike rate of 166.48 and ended it as the fourth-highest run-getter. He notably hammered Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shivam Mavi for six fours in a row.

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