Former Australian batter and Delhi Capitals coach, Shane Watson has spoken up on DC’s biggest letdown this season.
According to him, it was youngster Prithvi Shaw whose bat did not create any breakthroughs for DC this season.
While head coach, Ricky Ponting had stated before the IPL that Shaw will be a big name this season, the same didn’t happen.
After underperforming in the first six games for his franchise, Shaw was shown the door.
Today, Delhi Capitals lost to Chennai Super Kings at home by 77 runs and ended their season with 10 points.
Meanwhile, CSK has guaranteed themselves a place in the top 2 of the qualifiers.
Coming back to Watson, he has stated that Prithvi Shaw is one of the best batters to watch and can demolish any opposition if he’s in form.
One of the most disappointing parts for DC this season was Prithvi Shaw. He’s one of the most beautiful batters to watch and take down the best bowling with the skills that he’s got.
Watson also feels that Prithvi Shaw should be playing international cricket
On the other hand, Watson has also remarked that Shaw should be playing international cricket as he has the skills for that.
Indeed, Shaw was given a long rope by the BCCI but he failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals also remained quite patient with him for six games but had to remove him owing to his string of low scores.
Recently, Shaw was given a chance yet again by DC in the game against Punjab Kings where he made a superb fifty.
DC went on to win that game by 15 runs and was riding high on confidence against CSK today.
But, they weren’t able to spoil CSK’s party today and have now exited the tournament as well.
Adding further, Watson says,
And knowing that we gave him a big stretch to find his feet. We also knew he has been a little bit inconsistent as well in the past few years. But missing out on a few games, he really centralised and focused on what direction he wants to go. Because he’s so incredibly skilled with the bat in hand he needs to bring every part of the game together.
Concluding, Watson says,
He should be dominating international cricket. But sometimes it takes people some time to navigate how they can do that consistently. He certainly had an extra bit of fire in his belly the other day.
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