Opener Prithvi Shaw stopped by police on way to Goa

Shaw found himself in a spot of bother when he decided to go to Goa for a vacation amid lockdown in his home state.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 14 May 2021 8:04 pm

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to wreak havoc in India as over several hundred thousand people are getting infected everyday. Maharashtra has been one of the worst affected states in India and state is fighting a tough battle with the dreaded virus. To stop the spread of the infection, a strict lockdown has been imposed in several states of the country, including Maharashtra which restricts people's movement within the state.

However, young India opener Prithvi Shaw found himself in a spot of bother when he decided to go to Goa for a vacation amid lockdown in his home state. Notably, Shaw will have some free time for himself as the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League stands suspended and he hasn't been able to find a place in Team India's squad for the England tour, which includes the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and five Tests against the host country. Perhaps, to give himself some much-needed break before continuing with the grind of cricket, Shaw had opted to go to Goa when the police stopped from leaving the state.

Amboli Police stopping Shaw for having no E-pass

Although Shaw decided to go by car to the holiday destination, he received a major setback when he was stopped by Police in the Amboli district and was asked to show his e-pass. As per the lockdown guidelines, it is mandatory for the citizens to get the permission of the authorities before moving within or out of the state. But Shaw didn't have an E-pass and despite various pleadings from the emerging cricket star the police didn’t allow him to travel.

Eventually, Shaw had to apply for an e-pass online through his phone and was allowed to move towards Goa an hour later, when he had received the clearance.