A look at cricketer Prithvi Shaw’s past troubles amid selfie controversy
Star India batsman Prithvi Shaw landed in trouble on Thursday after a video of him surfaced on social media, where he can be seen scuffling with a woman. According to a police complaint, an argument with India’s 2018 Under-19 World Cup-winning captain turned into a fight with a baseball bat and a car chase. The case began in the early hours of Thursday at a luxury hotel when the accused, seeking selfies, surrounded the cricketer, who refused some and refused others when the requests became persistent, said a report in news agency PTI. .
Eight people have been named in the police case for accosting Shaw and his friend, breaking their car window and demanding Rs 50,000.
Fight between Indian Cricketer Prithvi Shaw vs Influencer Sapna Gill#prithvishow #sapnagil pic.twitter.com/SX1TFfVPV6
– Kapil Kumar (@kapilkumaron) February 16, 2023
This is not the first time that Shaw has been embroiled in controversy. Here are other instances when Shaw landed in tough spots.
Eight months suspension for doping
Shaw was suspended for eight months in 2019 for a doping violation. According to a BCCI media release, Shaw, registered with the Mumbai Cricket Association, had unknowingly consumed a banned substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrup. According to the release, the eight-month period of Prithvi Shaw’s ineligibility will be reckoned from March 16 to November 15, 2019.
The BCCI had earlier said in a statement, “Shaw provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s Anti-Doping Testing Program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match at Indore on February 22, 2019.”
failed yo-yo test
Yo-yo fitness test is one of the primary requirements to get selected in the Indian cricket team. Ahead of the 2022 IPL, a report in news agency PTI stated, Shaw failed the test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The report said that the BCCI prescribed minimum score for men in the yo-yo test is 16.5 and it was learned that Shaw scored less than 15.
After the news spread, Shaw put up a cryptic post on his Instagram stories: “Pizz don’t judge me, when you don’t know my situation, you’re creating your own karma…” Shaw wrote.
Don’t want to bat in the nets in IPL 2020
Delhi Capitals head coach and Australian great Ricky Ponting shed some light on Shaw’s struggles in the 2020 IPL season, revealing that when Shaw was going through a lean patch, he refused to bat in the nets .
“I’ve had some really interesting conversations with him through last year’s IPL, just trying to break him down, trying to find out what was the right way to train him and how do I get the best out of him. was going to do.” Ponting told cricket.com.au.
“But last year he had an interesting theory on his batting – when he is not scoring, he will not bat, and when he is scoring, he wants to bat all the time. He had four or five games Where he made under 10 and I’m telling him, ‘We’ve got to go to the nets and work (what’s wrong)’, and he looks me in the eye and says, ‘No, I’m not batting today. ‘ It doesn’t really work.”
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