Prithvi Shaw’s second-ball duck on Day 1 of the Adelaide Test earned him quite a lot of criticism on social media, with followers questioning his poor shot choice. Apart from Shaw’s dismissal, one other factor that grew to become an enormous speaking level on Twitter was how Ricky Ponting, Shaw’s head coach at Delhi Capitals, predicted a flaw in his approach and he received out on the very subsequent ball within the precisely similar method. Ponting, who has spent numerous time with Shaw working at Delhi Capitals, stated that Shaw usually leaves an enormous hole between his bat and pad and that’s the place Starc would goal him. As it turned out, Starc did the identical and cleaned him up as he tried to drive the ball and not using a correct footwork.
“He has got a little chink in his armour, I think it’s the ball that does come back in to him. Very comfortable playing the ball away from his body. He does get his head in the line of the ball and plays under his eyes but he doesn’t commit his front foot to the line of the ball a lot. Quite often leaves a big gap between bat and pad and that’s where the Aussies will target. Starc will try and swing one back through the gate,” stated Ponting in a video posted by 7 Cricket on Twitter.
“If he does have a chink in his armour it’s the ball which does come back into him…
“Quite usually leaves an enormous hole between bat and pad and that is the place the Aussies will goal.” @RickyPonting at his peerless finest for the Prithvi Shaw wicket #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/4nh67zBcpU
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 17, 2020
Shaw has been struggling for runs for fairly a while and even did not impress within the two warm-up video games he performed, however the group administration picked him within the taking part in XI for the day-night Test.
While many praised Ponting for his correct prediction, others criticised him for not serving to Shaw eliminate his technical flaw regardless of spending a substantial time with him throughout final couple of seasons within the IPL.
Talking in regards to the match, India opted to bat however misplaced each the openers with solely 32 runs on the board. While Shaw departed within the first over, Mayank Agarwal battled arduous for his 17 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli each mixed to make sure India do not lose anymore wicket within the first session.
After the dinner break, the duo batted with nice endurance and took India previous 50-run mark. At the time, Pujara was unbeaten on 29 off 127 balls whereas Kohli was not out on 21 off 63 balls, with scoreboard studying 71/2.
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