India and Mumbai swashbuckling opener Prithvi Shaw’s plans to spend some time in Goa with his friends was met with a roadblock after the 21-year-old was stopped by Police as he didn’t have an e-pass.
Shaw, who was in brilliant form during the recent IPL season, was stopped by police in Amboli and despite his repeated requests, he wasn’t allowed to proceed further.
The Delhi Capitals opener had to then apply for an e-pass from his mobile phone and it was only after he got the necessary approvals that he was allowed to proceed.
Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw has failed to find a place in the 20-men Team India squad for the upcoming tour of England due to weight issues.
According to a report published in the Times of India, Prithvi Shaw has been asked by the selectors to learn from Rishabh Pant and shed a few kilos. The official also added that Prithvi had concentration issues while fielding in Australia.
“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.
The source further added that the selectors have urged Prithvi Shaw to work on his consistency and sustain his form for long periods.
“He has to sustain this form for a few more tournaments. He has often been picked on the basis of one good series and then he has struggled in international cricket, He is too good a player to be ignored for long,” the source added.