Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting feels that IPL 2023 would be Prithvi Shaw’s biggest season in the tournament. Over the past few years, Shaw has been one of the most consistent performers for DC in the IPL.
By India Today Sports Desk: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting feels that IPL 2023 is going to be Prithvi Shaw’s biggest season in the tournament as the franchise looks to win their first-ever title.
Shaw has been one of the consistent performers for DC over the past few years as he has provided them with ideal starts from the top. The Mumbai batter’s best season has been IPL 2021 when he scored 479 runs in 15 matches at an average of 31.93.
With Rishabh Pant’s absence this season, the onus will be on players like Shaw to deliver as DC chase their first-ever IPL title. Ponting feels that the Mumbai batter will come good this season.
As quoted by the Indian Express, the DC coach said that we would get to see the real Shaw this season as he is in better physical shape. Ponting said that he feels this would be the biggest season for the DC Opener in the IPL.
“I think we are going to see the real Prithvi Shaw this season,” Ponting said. “He’s in a better physical shape than I’ve ever seen him before. I spoke to him the other day about his attitude, the way he’s working, and how things are going. I honestly feel that this is going to be his biggest season in the IPL. He just has that different look in his eye this year. You can see, he’s hungrier than ever,” said Ponting.
Ponting also feels that something has clicked in Shaw this year as he looks focused and ready for IPL 2023.
“It just seems to me that this season, something has really clicked with Prithvi. I actually said to him at the end of the training two days ago, ‘This game, if you don’t pay full attention to it, it’ll take away from you. But if you put in the hard yards, it will give back to you all the time.’ That’s why I feel that this could be a really big year for him,” said Ponting.