Akshar Patel hit 3 half-centuries in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Now there will be a big bang for Delhi Capitals in IPL
Dubai. Akshar Patel batted brilliantly in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He played an important role in the victory of Team India by scoring half centuries in the first Nagpur and Delhi Tests. Even in the last Test held in Ahmedabad, Akshar’s bat spoke fiercely. He may have missed the century. But, put India in a strong position. In the last few months, Akshar is batting well in every format, be it Test or ODI. How is he able to do this? Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has revealed this.
Ricky Ponting said on Tuesday that minor technical changes made while playing for Delhi Capitals helped Akshar Patel become an effective batsman for India. Ponting is hopeful that Akshar will continue his good form in IPL 2023 as well.
Akshar scored 264 runs in four matches with the help of three half-centuries in the Border-Gavaskar Test series against Australia and he was the second highest run-scorer for India after Virat Kohli (297 runs).
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Ponting said in the ICC review, “I have known Akshar for a long time and when I first joined the Mumbai team, he was a young player in the team. I knew he had batting skills. But except in the last two years, he was not able to show that skill in IPL or at the international level.
‘Akshar has benefited from a slight change in technique’
Ponting further said, “We made some changes in his batting. We made minor adjustments to the position of his hips and shoulders, which helped him play right-arm fast bowlers and short pitched deliveries. Earlier, short pitch balls used to be his weakness.
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Akshar made his IPL debut in 2013 from Mumbai Indians. After this, he improved his game by playing for Kings XI Punjab for five years. He has been playing for Delhi Capitals for the last four seasons. Ponting is the coach of Delhi Capitals.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 14, 2023