New Delhi. Prithvi Shaw, one of the talented batsmen of the country, has been in discussion in recent times due to more controversies than his performance. Just before the IPL this year, the ‘selfie controversy’ involving social media influencer Sapna Gill has adversely affected the image of the 23-year-old cricketer. In the year 2019, his name was also in headlines for failing the dope test. This shadow of controversies has also affected the performance of Prithvi. His performance from Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023 was very disappointing. It was also said that the association with controversies can overshadow the game of this talented batsman. However, Prithvi’s full attention is currently focused on improving his performance and returning to Team India.
In the final of the Duleep Trophy, he played a short but effective innings of 65 runs. After the final of the Duleep Trophy, this cricketer in a discussion with Wisden India and Cricbuzz openly kept his side on issues like controversies, success, failure related to him.
doesn’t like to go out these days
Prithvi said, ‘People say many things about me, but people who know me well know how I am. I don’t have any friends. I don’t like making friends.’ He said that this is what is happening with today’s generation. You cannot share your thoughts with anyone else. This young batter from Mumbai said, ‘If I go out people harass me. They put something on social media, so, I don’t even like to go out these days.’
He said, ‘Whenever I go, something or the other happens, I have stopped going. Even these days I go alone for lunch and dinner. I have started enjoying being alone. Earlier, if someone used to talk to me nicely, I would also open up to him. You can’t be good for everyone. I don’t even want to be bad for everyone.
Don’t know what baseball means?
After the Duleep Trophy final, Prithvi will fly to Britain where he has to play for the Northamptonshire team. He said, ‘I have to go there and score runs for the team because that is what they are expecting from me.’ On the question related to his style of playing cricket, Prithvi said, ‘I don’t know what they mean when they say Bazball? My style of play is that if I see the ball, I hit it. I don’t know what people call it?
Prithvi, who made a blistering debut by scoring a century in his first Test, said, ‘When I was dropped (from the Indian team), I did not know the reason for it. Some are saying that it could be fitness but when I came to Bangalore and passed all the tests in National Cricket Academy, scored runs and again came in T20I team but then I did not get chance in West Indies. ,
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 18, 2023, 14:11 IST