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Prithvi Shaw car attack: Fans attack cricketer’s friend’s car after he refuses to take selfie, case registered

Mumbai Police have arrested two people and are on the lookout for the six other accused.

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Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw was allegedly attacked by a group of people after he reportedly refused to take a selfie with them. The incident happened on Wednesday night inside the Sahara Star Hotel’s Mansion Club in Mumbai

According to the reports, Shaw was in his friend’s car when people started coming to him for selfies. He later got irritated when two people started asking for selfies a second time. Soon after, the hotel staff asked the two to leave the club. They became enraged and planned to take revenge.

As per the reports, the accused asked Shaw for a selfie, and the cricketer agreed. The accused then demanded another selfie after taking one but Prithvi declined. Later, they waited for Shaw and his friends to leave the club.

Reportedly, as soon as their car reached the Jogeshwari Link Road Lotus Gas Station, the accused started hitting Shaw’s friend’s car with a baseball bat assuming that Shaw was inside the vehicle. They even broke the car’s window. However, Shaw was not in the car and had already left for home in a different car.

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Sana Gill and Shobit Thakur have been recognized as the accused.

Oshiwara Police said in a statement that they have registered a case against 8 people over an alleged attack. According to Mumbai Police, an FIR has been filed against the accused under Sections 143, 148, 149, 384, 427, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Police have arrested two people and are on the lookout for the six other accused.

A day ago, Prithvi Shaw landed himself in controversy after he posted a picture with his rumoured girlfriend Nidhhi Ravi Tapadiaa on the occasion of Valentine’s Day and captioned the post as Happy Valentine’s my wifey. However, the Indian batter unexpectedly deleted the post from Instagram and clarified that someone is editing his photos and showing stuff that he hasn’t put on his account.

Shaw will play for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL in 2023.

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Shubman Gill didn’t deserve to be India T20I captain: Amit Mishra

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Indian leg spinner Amit Mishra has criticised the decision to make Shubman Gill the captain of India’s T20 team.

In a podcast, Mishra said Gill has no idea of what it means to be a captain and is ignorant of the importance of the captain’s role. Mishra said he didn’t feel Gill could do justice to the responsibility of being a captain in the recently concluded T20I series against Zimbabwe.

He suggested Ruturaj Gaikwad was a better option. He said there is a sense that Gaikwad has been ignored by the BCCI and national selectors to support Gill. Even Gaikwad was overlooked as a backup player for the T20 World Cup 2024 and then for India’s captaincy in Zimbabwe.

Mishra didn’t hesitate in saying he wouldn’t have appointed Gill captain for the Zimbabwe series. He admitted the decision had surprised him.

Mishra clarified that he is not someone who hates Gill but believed that if someone was doing well that person deserved a chance and respect, like Gaikwad.

During the IPL, Mishra said Gaikwad as captain of Chennai Super Kings had scored vital runs in many different situations. He has the hallmark of a complete player and needs to be rewarded in ODIs and Tests as well.

Most important thing is that he brings calm to the team and doesn’t make such risky shots, Mishra said in his evaluation of the performances of Gill and Gaikwad in IPL matches.

Mishra said the other captaincy options were Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant. He said these three, including Gaikwad, are players who can lead India in T20Is.

The leggie also spoke on several other controversial topics including the row involving Sanjeev Goenka and KL Rahul during the IPL and the fraught dynamics between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir.

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After Kapil Dev’s appeal, Jay Shah directs BCCI to provide Rs 1 crore financial assistance for Anshuman Gaekwad in cancer battle

Anshuman Gaekwad is battling blood cancer.

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A few days after India’s World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev’s appeal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretay Jay Shah has instructed the cricket board to release Rs 1 crore with immediate effect to provide financial assistance to India’s veteran cricketer Anshuman Gaekwad, who is battling blood cancer.

According to BCCI Apex Council, Shah has also spoken to Gaekwad’s family and took stock of the situation and provided assistance.

In the statement, the Council has stated that the board stands by Gaekwad’s family in this hour of crisis and will do whatever is essential for Gaekwad’s quick recovery. The BCCI will continue to monitor Gaekwad’s progress and is confident that he will come out of this phase strongly, the BCCI Apex Council further said.

Earlier, speaking to a Sports channel, Kapil said that he had written to BCCI requesting to lend financial support to Gaekwad, who is battling blood cancer alone and said he is ready to donate his pension to help him.

He further said that his former teammates such as Mohinder Amarnath, Sunil Gavaskar, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Ravi Shastri and Kirti Azad have been generating funds to help Gaikwad, who has been undergoing treatment for the past year at King’s College Hospital in London.

Kapil showed his confidence in the BCCI going to take a look into the matter and extend its help to support the former India head coach Gaekwad financially. Kapil said he was saddened and depressed because he had played alongside Gaekwad and couldn’t bear to see him in this situation. No one should suffer, he added.

The cricket legend said he knows the Board will take care of him and not compel anyone. Any help for Anshu should come from the heart. Kapil further said that Anshu took blows to his face and chest when standing up to some of the ferocious fast bowlers. “Now is the time for us to stand up for him. I am sure our cricket fans will not fail him. They should pray for his recovery,” Kapil added.

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Kapil Dev in pain, writes to BCCI, says ready to donate his pension to help cancer-stricken Anshuman Gaekwad as cricket board support awaited

Kapil said he was saddened and depressed because he had played alongside Gaekwad and couldn’t bear to see him in this situation.

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Cricketer Kapil Dev has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) requesting to lend financial support to his former India teammate Anshuman Gaekwad battling blood cancer alone and said he is ready to donate his pension to help him.

Speaking to a Sports channel, Kapil Dev said his former teammates such as Mohinder Amarnath, Sunil Gavaskar, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Ravi Shastri and Kirti Azad have been generating funds to help Gaikwad, who has been undergoing treatment for the past year at King’s College Hospital in London.

Kapil showed his confidence in the BCCI going to take a look into the matter and extend its help to support the former India head coach Gaekwad financially. Kapil said he was saddened and depressed because he had played alongside Gaekwad and couldn’t bear to see him in this situation. No one should suffer, he added.

He said he knows the Board will take care of him and not compel anyone. Any help for Anshu should come from the heart. Kapil further said that Anshu took blows to his face and chest when standing up to some of the ferocious fast bowlers. “Now is the time for us to stand up for him. I am sure our cricket fans will not fail him. They should pray for his recovery,” Kapil added.

India’s World Cup-winning captain also highlighted the lack of a system and said it is great to see this generation of players make good money. It is good to see the support staff members also being paid well. He further said that, during his time, the Board did not have the money. Today, it has and should take care of the senior players from the past. But where they send their contributions, he wondered.

Kapil said if a Trust is formed, they can put their money there. He believed that BCCI should make a system where they look after the players, former and present. He said players are ready to contribute by donating our pension amount if the family allow them to.

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