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Capitals closer Shimron Hetmyer 'pulling' lessons from Ricky Ponting

By October 12, 2020

Shimron Hetmyer has revealed that he has working on perfecting a certain shot with Australian cricket icon Ricky Ponting.

The soon-to-be 24-year-old Guyanese power hitter has been assigned the role of closer for the Delhi Capitals and demonstrated what he is capable during his 24-ball 45 against the Rajasthan Royals last week Friday.

Capitals coach Ponting, he said, noticed that he needed some work on his pull shot and set about taking the talented batsman under his wing.

“He is right now working on my pull shot,” the rising West Indies batsman revealed during a recent interview.

“He has observed that in last few games, people have been bowling short to me. So far he is working on my pulling and he has done one hell of a job with me. He is teaching me the art of being a better finisher and I am getting there gradually."

He said that in addition to the lessons he is taking from Ponting, he is also gradually warming to his new role.

"The role of a floater is not something that I was accustomed to really. I am still working towards getting better with each and every game," he said. "What I try to do now is to ensure that every game, I have to hit a six. At least, one six. Working towards that at moment.".

 

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