Prithvi Shaw Physically Assaulted : the young Indian cricket opener, was physically attacked in Mumbai on Thursday (February 16) after he refused to take a selfie with fans for the second time. The incident highlights the immense following and adulation that cricketers enjoy in India, often leading to overzealous fans crossing boundaries.
Prithvi Shaw Physically Assaulted for Refusing Selfie
Shaw, who shot to limelight after breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record in a Harris Shield match in 2013, is one of the most-followed cricketers in India. His refusal to take a selfie with fans for the second time led to a clash, and the fans attacked the cricketer’s friend’s car. A case has been registered following the altercation.
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— Ramji (@bharatdarshanin) February 16, 2023
PRITHVI SHAW THREATENED BY FANS AFTER REFUSING SELFIE#Mumbai cops register a case against 8 people over an alleged attack on the car of Indian cricketer #PrithviShaw's friend, after the #cricketer refused to take a selfie.@karishmasingh22 spoke to @PrithviShaw. Listen in pic.twitter.com/U5VW8mkCl2
— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) February 16, 2023
Prithvi Shaw’s Journey in Cricket
Shaw’s journey in cricket has been nothing short of impressive. He made his debut against West Indies in October 2018 and scored a fiery century. However, his career hit a roadblock due to an injury before the Australia tour and a failed dope test ban. Although he made a comeback in the home T20I series against New Zealand, he remained on the bench.
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Shaw’s record-breaking performance in the Harris Shield match in 2013 propelled him to the India U-19 team in 2016. He led the team on the road to the 2018 U-19 World Cup, where India remained undefeated and went on to lift the trophy. Before the World Cup, Shaw’s centuries on his Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debut showed that he could be the next big thing in Indian cricket. He then made it to the Test squad for the England tour.
The incident in Mumbai highlights the need for celebrities and cricketers to be more cautious while dealing with their fans. While the fans’ enthusiasm is understandable, physical assault is not the answer. Prithvi Shaw’s journey in cricket has been nothing short of impressive, and his future in the sport remains promising.