Prithvi Shaw got a break from cricket, ‘Instead of giving me a break, I was made the captain’ Sehwag remembers personal anecdote when: IPL 2020

On Saturday Ricky Ponting, Delhi Capitals head coach made a harsh call to bring Ajinkya Rahane in place of Prithvi Shaw in the playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). It’s from the past few matches the youngster is out of form and in the past three games he had been dismissed twice for a duck. 

Virender Sehwag, the former India cricketer explained briefly about the harsh step taken by Ponting and also said this a good decision by the coach. 

Ponting made a good decision to give Shaw a break from cricket, Sehwag said. Moreover, he tried to explain this stance with a personal anecdote from his cricket career. 

Sehwag said that Ricky Ponting will undoubtedly back Shaw in the playing 11, however, he isn’t looking in a good form In the past few games. This becomes a moment to take a harsh decision to give Shaw a break from cricket.  

He added that every batsman has to face a period where he won’t think he could continue and needs a break. This can be explained when a batsman formulates a mindset that whatever he is doing it is not working in his favor and thoughts to break from cricket hits up. 

Prithvi Shaw got a break from cricket, ‘Instead of giving me a break, I was made the captain’ Sehwag remembers personal anecdote when: IPL 2020
Prithvi Shaw got a break from cricket, ‘Instead of giving me a break, I was made the captain’ Sehwag remembers personal anecdote when: IPL 2020

So, at that time he thinks either to take a break himself or someone gives him a break, and this works best for everyone.

Sehwag Anecdote Relating This-

Sehwag clarifying pointing decision right by sharing his anecdote from his cricket career during the year 2006, he was not able to score runs and continuing with a bad for. However, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid kept him in the playing 11 without any break.

He kept on telling them about his degrading form and disappointing performances. 

So, he asked for a break, but instead of giving him a break, he was made the captain in one series. This made the situation more hectic and he has to face many disappointments.

With this, he cleared his point that the mental phase and thought of a player are very much essential for the team. If a player is confused, and he can’t being able to score runs then definitely there’s no other way to score runs and he must be given a break. 

However, Ponting’s decision doesn’t work and Rahane went for a duck. 

Stay Tuned! We will have more from the ongoing cricket season. 

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