IPL 2022: Ricky Ponting wants Prithvi Shaw to play 100 test matches for India: Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting, in Delhi Capitals podcast, reveals that he personally wants young opener batter Prithvi Shaw to play in over 100 red ball matches for team India. Ponting was in complete awe of Shaw’s flamboyance and lavished praises on the cricketer.
The former Aussie skipper added that Prithvi Shaw reminds him of his good old days and has every bit of talent that he had during his young days.
Prithvi Shaw has begun the chapter of the Tata IPL 2022 on a good note. The right-handed batter has already slammed two consecutive half-centuries in the tournament to announce his arrival. The dashing batter has plundered 160 runs in four IPL 2022 outings for Delhi Capitals at a dangerous strike rate of 170.21.
Ricky Ponting in the Delhi Capitals podcast revealed that he personally likes to look after Prithvi Shaw as he reminds him of his old days.
“If I look at Prithvi’s play, he has got every bit as much talent as I had, if not more, and I want to be able to turn him into a player that plays over 100 Test matches for India and represents his country as much as possible,” Ponting said on the Delhi Capitals podcast.
Ponting further talked about what he eventually wants to achieve as a coach. The Aussie cricketer said that he coached Mumbai Indians (MI) earlier, and a lot of guys from that setup have gone on to play for India.
“If I look back through the teams that I’ve been around, when I took over the Mumbai Indians, Rohit was very young, Hardik Pandya hadn’t played, Krunal hadn’t played. A lot of the guys that I have coached there have gone on to play cricket for India, and that’s what I want to do here,” he added.
Prithvi Shaw likely to make his India comeback:
Prithvi Shaw has been an exciting prospect for Delhi Capitals and team India. His aggressive style of cricket puts the opposition on the back foot and under pressure.
The Mumbai-born cricketer made his India debut back in 2018 against West Indies, however, he couldn’t cement his position in the side. He went through a couple of injuries resulting in inconsistent performances which ultimately led him to lose his place in the India team.
However, Shaw is very much into the scheme of things currently. His ongoing form in the Tata IPL 2022 will work as a catalyst to boost his chances of getting named to the Indian squads. Though he might not get a nod for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 as there are several opening options available for India, he is surely going to make a mark for himself in the near future.