India cricketer Prithvi Shaw has got himself involved in a controversy as the Mumbai player was seen engaging in a physical fight with some people on the streets of the city. While reports have claimed that the scuffle broke out after a few fans requested a selfie with Shaw, there is no official confirmation from the Indian cricketer.
Meanwhile, an old video of a senior journalist has gone viral on social media wherein he can be heard talking about Shaw. In the video, when the journalist is asked if Shaw should get a place in the Indian team or not, he says that the youngster should get a place as he is a gun player. However, the journalist goes on to say that he has heard some unbelievable stories about Shaw.
Talking about the controversy surrounding Shaw, it’s reported that a group of people chased young India opener Prithvi Shaw and his friend after he refused a selfie while having dinner at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. They also damaged Shaw’s friend Ashish Surendra Yadav’s car with the baseball bats.
A police complaint was filed regarding the matter. Oshiwara Police have booked the eight people under several sections of the Indian Penal Code for unlawful assembly and using weapons for offence- 143, 148,149, 384, 437, 504, 506. Meanwhile, DSP Anil Paraskar has stated that the police arrested one accused.
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Notably, Shaw went to dinner with Ashish at a restaurant in Santa Cruz on February 15and a person asked for a selfie. Shaw first obliged a couple of people for the selfie but they returned and asked for it again with some other people. The Indian batter denied more selfies and told them he is there for dinner and asked the hotel manager and complained to him about the matter.