Prithvi Shaw Selfie Controversy: Indian batter Prithvi Shaw landed in a new controversy right after a video of him fighting with a couple in the middle of the road went viral on social media.
Prithvi Shaw Selfie Controversy
In the video, batter Prithvi Shaw was seen in a banter where he tries to grab the baseball bat from the hands of the person which she used to attack Shaw’s car.
According to a news agency, the Oshiwara Police has registered a case against 8 people over an alleged attack on the car of Shaw’s friend after the Indian cricketer refused to take a selfie for the second time with the group of fans. Multiple videos of the alleged scuffle involving Indian cricketer Shaw and a fan have also surfaced on Twitter.
@PrithviShaw and his friend drove off, Fans chased the car, intercepted it at a traffic signal near Oshiwara and broke the windshield the complaint said.#PrithviShaw #IndianCricketTeam pic.twitter.com/kfHK3CYPVz
— Amit Sahu (@amitsahujourno) February 16, 2023
According to the complaint by Mr Shaw’s friend, the fight began at a luxury hotel near the Mumbai airport in the early hours of Wednesday after two fans – a man and a woman – approached the cricketer for selfies.
After a few pictures, when they refused to back off and demanded more, Mr Shaw called his friend and the manager of the hotel to have the fans removed.
After being kicked out, the fans waited outside for Prithvi and, along with a few others armed with baseball bats, mobbed Mr Shaw, the complaint said.
When Mr Shaw and his friend drove off, they chased the car, intercepted it at a traffic signal near Oshiwara and broke the windshield, it added.
They also demanded ₹ 50,000, threatening to file a fake police case, according to Mr Shaw’s friend.
The allegations, however, have been challenged by those named in the case.
Speaking to the media, Ali Kashif Khan, the lawyer for Sapna Gill, has alleged that Prithvi Shaw assaulted the woman.
Wtf prithvi shaw. pic.twitter.com/e9zQqDcVXs
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) February 16, 2023
A video filmed by Ms Gill’s friend showed her struggling with Mr Shaw, who is clutching a broken baseball bat.
Post a comment”Sapna has been kept in the Oshiwara police station. She is not being allowed to go even for medical examination,” Mr Khan said.
In IPL 2022, Prithvi Shaw has been handed over a fine of 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during the match against Lucknow Super Giants at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Update on Prithvi Shaw case.
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