IPL 2021 – DC’s Prithvi Shaw stopped by police on way to vacations in Goa amid COVID-19 pandemic; check why- Delhi Capitals opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has got amorous time left as he was sidelined for the upcoming ICC WTC Final 2021 and Test series against England that he decided to take a vacation in Goa. But, things didn’t go right as he was stopped on his way by the cops in Amboli which is placed under lockdown.
The cricketer tried to travel via Kolhapur to reach the popular destination. Actually, the 21-year-old didn’t have had the necessary e-pass which is mandatory to travel within the state amid rising COVID-19 cases. He pleaded to the officers to let him in but to no avail as the policemen did not allow him to enter the state.
Finally, after an hour-long wait, Prithvi Shaw applied for an e-pass via his phone and got his clearance for Goa.
IPL 2021: DC’s Prithvi Shaw stopped by police on way to vacations in Goa
What comes as surprise was Prithvi Shaw’s decision to take vacation amid COVID-19 second wave in India. As many as 3,43,144 new COVID-19 cases and 4,000 fatalities were reported in India in the last 24 hours as per the Union Health Ministry.
The Mumbai-based batsman has been sidelined for the ICC WTC Final and Test series against England even after scoring well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and IPL.
A report in Times of India says Shaw is slow between the wickets and still has weight issues.
He was reportedly asked to shed some weight in order to be considered for selection in Team India. The right-handed batsman was dropped from the Indian team after a poor show in the Test series against Australia and got replaced by IPL 2021 KKR’s Shubman Gill, who played defining knocks.
“Prithvi is still very slow across the turf for a 21-year-old. He needs to shed a few more kilos. He also had concentration issues while fielding in Australia. Shaw has been working hard since he returned from Australia. He has the example of Rishabh Pant right in front of him. If Pant can turn things around in a few months, Prithvi too can do it,” the BCCI source was quoted as saying.
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