India’s talented opener Prithvi Shaw was successful in leaving his mark in international cricket at the age of just 18. The stylish right-hander, who only played two matches in his career, had almost confirmed his place in the Indian Test team, but despite hitting the entry in Indian cricket in a blistering manner, the career of this young player soon took a break.
Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw failed in the doping test in July 2019. As a result, the BCCI, taking a big decision, banned Shaw from all formats of the game for eight months. But now this shining star of Indian cricket is ready to return to the field again.
Prithvi Shaw may join Mumbai’s home team on 16 November. The right-handed batsman is set to return to cricket with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Shaw suffered an eight-month ban for using cough syrup “unknowingly” by the BCCI. This syrup contained the prohibited substance terbutaline.
Former Mumbai captain Milind Rege, who heads the state’s selection panel, has hinted at Shaw’s selection in the team. Currently, the panel has announced the squad for Mumbai’s first three matches only as Mumbai’s key players Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Shivam Dubey are currently part of the India squad for the T20 series against Bangladesh.
Former Mumbai captain and chairman of the ad-hoc selection committee, Milind Rege has said that Shaw will be considered for selection for the Syed Mushtaq Ali squad, the same one during which he inadvertently consumed terbutaline last season.
“He will be free to play from [November] 16, so of course he will be considered for selection,” Rege told ESPNcricinfo. “I can’t make any commitment to whether he will be back, but we will certainly discuss his selection.”
Rege, who believes Shaw is a match-winner, said he had spoken to him already. “He is doing the right things. Physically he is fit.”