The promising Prithvi Shaw says he began to “worry” about his technique after being dropped in Australia before returning to become an indoor cricket, thanks to several technical changes he made to his game.
The 21-year-old Shaw had dropped out after failing the twins in the initial test in Adelaide last December.
However, the Mumbai batsman dominated Troja Vijay Hazare like no other in the history of the tournament, accumulating a huge 827 runs in eight matches.
Shaw then bubbled 72 of 38 balls in Delhi Capitals’ first game of the season against the Chennai Super Kings.
“After I dropped out of the test after the first test in Australia, I started to worry about my technique why I was bowling. Even if it was a small mistake, I wanted to keep it to a minimum. I started working on it there,” Shaw said after Delhi Capitals’ victory over the Punjab Kings on Sunday night.
He smashed 32 of just 17 balls against the Punjab Kings, hitting three fours and two sixes.
“I was working on my initial move – I became more stable and ready before the bowling took place.
“After returning from Australia, I worked with my coach Prashant Shetty, sir, and also with Mr. Pravin Amre, before I went to the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and it worked pretty well. I played my natural game in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, but I did a little technical change then goes well.
“I didn’t get much practice IPL, the T20 format. But I had good exercises with Sir Ricky Ponting, Sir Pravin Amre and Sir Prashant Shetty, “he added.
The talented batsman also said that the head coach of Delhi Capitals Ponting gave him the freedom to express himself.
“He (Ponting) just says go there and play freely without thinking a lot. Partnerships are pretty important in the first six shots.
“We (him and Shikhar davan) make a plan for all this (having goals and watching the board) before we go to the bat.
“The first six overs are crucial for this type of wicket, which is not easy to navigate in powerplay.”
On Sunday, Davan hit an incredible 92 as Delhi Capitals did a short job with a huge 196-goal goal of six wins over the Punjab Kings.
Davan looked sublime during his 49-ball strike, which was strewn with 13 fours and two sixes.
Dhawan was skilfully supported by Shaw (32 of 17) first upwards, then captain Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis as DC chases 196 in 18.2 over.