Pravin Amre, the assistant coach of the Delhi Capitals, has applauded young opener, Prithvi Shaw.
Alongside praising, the coach has complimented Shaw for his rigour and dedication prior to the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will begin in Chennai from the 9th of April. Amre stated that a confident Prithvi Shaw is coming early at the training sessions and practising hard as well.
However, Amre has been in charge of the training of the Delhi Capitals team in Mumbai as they are waiting for their Head Coach Ricky Ponting to join the team after the mandatory quarantine period.
Prithvi Shaw had a great start in IPL 2020 in the UAE. But after starting the tournament with a bang, his form dramatically dropped till he was dropped from the playing XI. Moreover, he failed in the series opener at Adelaide against Australia and was subsequently dropped as well. But he showed his class in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy where he smashed 4 centuries and breaking the all-time run-scoring record as well with a whopping 800 odd scores.
Pravin Amre hopeful of a great season for Prithvi Shaw in IPL 2021
“We all know he had a great Vijay Hazare Trophy. 800 runs in 8 matches. He is carrying his confidence which is what we wanted. We wanted him to be in good form. I think he himself was spending more time, he is asking me to come early at 3 o’clock, and getting more balls, hitting more balls. We are also allowing him to get a feel of it,” said Amre about Prithvi Shaw.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals will see a change in leadership for the season. Rishabh Pant has been named the captain of Delhi Capitals in the absence of their regular captain Shreyas Iyer, who has been ruled out of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder during the first ODI between India and England.
Pant has been in sublime form across formats in the last few months and helped India win in Australia and at home against England as well. However, Amre said he was looking forward to working with him in the training as it was important for the new captain to know the strengths and weaknesses of his team members before the season.
“I will pass on my baton to head coach. We all know how well Ricky handles the team. We also want Rishabh to be there, and as a captain, he should know about the players, their current form. He must have his gut feeling to back the players,” Amre shared.
Delhi Capitals will open their tournament in Mumbai on April 10 against three-time IPL title winner Chennai Super Kings