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Learnt a lot about mental aspect of the game from Ponting, Sourav: Shaw

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Young Prithvi Shaw on Friday said he learnt a lot about the mental aspect of the game from legendary and during the recently-concluded

Shaw played for IPL franchise Delhi Capitals under two former skippers --

"Learnt a lot playing under the legends and Sir. Having played 15-20 years of international cricket, they have a lot experience all over the world. It's not about three-four things we are being taught, it's more about mentally (being) over there," Shaw said at the press briefing on the sidelines of the ongoing

"They won't talk about technique or anything, it would be match by match...what the plans and strategies are and not about our skills. Obviously when you are on that stage, you also know things and that's why ypu are here. So they helped us mentally, preparing us to be strong.

"Being a youngster and playing the IPL, it is a big thing for me. I would be nervous but because of them, they would help me calm down," the 19-year-old added.

Shaw, who is currently leading the North Mumbai Panthers at the T20 Mumbai League, admitted that he was not a but worked on it as he felt it would be an important aspect in making it to the national team.

"It (fielding) is important in T20s. When I used to play U-14, U-16, I wasn't a even if I was the I realised fielding is going (to play) a very important role if you want to play for And from there (on) I started working on it and I am pretty much doing well in Indian cricket," Shaw said.

Asked about his equation with two opening batmen of -- and -- Shaw said, "When I am playing with Shikhar bhai, I am comfortable with him and when I am playing with Rohit bhai I am comfortable with him as well. Playing with them its a big thing for me."

Shaw said he was initially disappointed after sustaining an in

"It was big opportunity for me, going there but unfortunately my leg twisted and this thing happened. I was disappointed at the start, but a lot of senior players, coaches, and all my friends helped me. After that my dad always said that you are a guy (who) can come back stronger (and) I always believed in that."


Shaw praised the saying it is a good platform for the young players to grow.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 16:51 IST
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