Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra, recent from the euphoria of successful the Below-19 World Cup, are enthusiastic about being a part of the glamorous Indian Premier League (IPL); nicely conscious that they won’t ensure starters within the enjoying XI each time Delhi Daredevils walks out to the center. However the duo is ok with it.
“There are additionally quite a lot of different seniors within the group (apart from Gautam Gambhir) who play higher-level cricket, so clearly they’ll get extra possibilities. It does not actually matter, what does is studying from all of it and giving our greatest each time we get an opportunity,” Kalra mentioned on Tuesday.
“It’s a good alternative to study and share the dressing room with the likes of Ricky (Ponting) sir and Gautam sir even whereas sitting outdoors,” Shaw added.
Requested about his interactions with Ponting, Shaw, who has already performed first-class cricket for Mumbai, mentioned, “In T20 cricket, it’s a must to be mentally ready for no matter comes. It is extremely quick and there’s no time to cool down for a batsman. These small issues matter quite a bit and that is what he (Ponting) has been guiding us on. It has been simply 3-Four days collectively however it appears like now we have been collectively for a protracted whereas, in order that’s an excellent factor.”
Requested what set the Indian juniors aside on the Below-19 World Cup, Shaw credited teamwork. “The primary factor we learnt from the Below-19 World Cup journey was coming collectively as a group. Everybody contributed not simply in observe but additionally within the recreation. Indian cricket has much more expertise than anyplace else. Now we have good spinners who take quite a lot of wickets, that was a giant benefit for us. Even our quick bowlers have been actually good and nobody was in a position to choose them or play them correctly,” he mentioned.