Ponting turns to plasma TV to overcome form slumpMay 9th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 9 (ANI): To overcome his form slump, Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has turned to high-tech plasma screen technology before the tour to the West Indies.
An enormous plasma screen television was hauled into the practice net at Brisbane’s Allan Border Field next to Ponting, as he was videotaped facing deliveries from a bowling machine.
The video footage was fed through the plasma screen, on a five-second delay, enabling Ponting to play a stroke and then watch it replayed immediately on TV, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Ponting claimed that he is not overly worried by his form slump, most recently scoring just 39 runs in the IPL at 9.75, but feels the funky plasma session is a priceless tool, which can help him back to his devastating best.
“Sometimes you know yourself what you are doing but to put your finger right on it is a little more difficult,” he said.
“With this set-up, you hit one and you give yourself time to have a look at the replay and digest it. It’s the first time I’ve used that, it is the best little coaching session you can have,” Ponting added.
Australian coach Tim Nielsen is a big fan of the plasma screen training set-up and it is likely to become a common sight at teams practice sessions. (ANI)
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