IPL 2018: Vijay Shankar Credits Ricky Ponting for His Turnaround in IPL
For yet another year, Delhi Daredevils (DD) failed to put up an impressive performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they finished at bottom of the points table for yet another year.
They failed to knit together as a unit which was one of the main reasons behind them finishing at the bottom of the points table. Delhi, however, showed promise in the last couple of games than what they are capable of.
Delhi-based outfit defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in their last two matches – to finish the tournament on a high.
However, as far as consistency is concerned it wasn’t quite there for Delhi. Despite a below-par performance by the franchise, there were some sensational performances by some of the individuals.
One of those was Vijay Shankar who had a relatively impressive season. He scored 212 runs in 13, matches with 54 as his highest score.
Though it might not look like a stupendous effort, considering that Shankar batted in the lower-order it is a good effort.
After the first few games, Shankar wasn’t quite impressed with his own performance, in the first few games. That was when head coach Ricky Ponting came to his rescue and helped him regain the lost confidence.
Meanwhile, during an interview with the Times of India, Vijay Shankar said that it was a turning point for himself.
“Right after my second game I went up to Ricky and told him how frustrated I was. I was harsh on myself. But his message was simple as he stressed the importance of backing my technique at all times and preparing to the best of my ability,” Shankar told TOI.
“This season has been a turning point for me. I have batted at various positions in this IPL, and it has helped me to adapt to different situations. I can say that my ability to read the game has become better as well,” he added.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 30, 2018