Ricky Ponting knows a lot about Indian cricket, having coached in the Indian Premier League. He has watched the rise of several players in the T20 league. When asked about the young Indian players to watch out for, Ponting named Prithvi Shaw, Avesh Khan and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
“Prithvi Shaw was brilliant for Delhi Capitals last season. He is learning a lot about himself as a person and as a player. I am not sure I have seen many better, to be honest,” he told ICC.
“To get the best out of him, we will just let him go and get himself organized. The other one is Ruturaj Gaikwad from Chennai Super Kings. He is a technically-correct sort of player. I am sure he will represent India in all three formats in the coming years,” he added.
“We have Avesh Khan at Delhi Capitals who has been included in Indian squads. He had an unbelievably good IPL season in 2021.”