The young Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been making headlines for quite some time now but for all the wrong reasons as he was recently attacked by a group of people for not taking selfies with them. The incident took place outside a hotel in Mumbai and as per some videos which circulated online, Prithvi Shaw was seen having a tussle with a female who was holding a baseball bat. The woman has been identified as Sapna Gill, a Bhojpuri actress and influencer, and Mumbai Police arrested her along with some others in regard to this case. However after getting bail, Sapna Gill has filed fresh complaints against Prithvi Shaw and she has alleged that the cricketer and his friends have outraged her modesty.
This is not the first time that a cricketer has got indulged in fight with fans or common public; here is a list of few other cricketers who have been involved in a brawl with public:
1. Ben Stokes (2017):
The current skipper of the England test team had a fight with some men outside a bar in Bristol, Ben Stokes was in a drunk state and one person whom he hit had fall unconscious. Stokes was in the bar with one of his teammates Alex Hales and they were celebrating their victory over West Indies in a match. Ben Stokes was arrested by police and he was away from cricket for a period of almost 15 months until he got acquitted.
2. Mohammed Shami (2017):
The Indian pacer who is an integral part of the Indian team for quite a long time now had a fight with a spectator in the stadium after the final match of the 2017 Champions Trophy. This match was played at The Oval, London, between India and Pakistan and the latter won it. After losing the match to Pakistan when the Indian players were returning towards the dressing room, one Pakistani fan was repeatedly shouting, “who is father”; Mohammed Shami couldn’t control his anger and tried to beat him.
3. Hasan Ali (2021):
The Pakistani cricketer got slammed heavily after he dropped a catch of the Australian cricketer Matthew Wade in the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, later on Wade smashed three sixes and helped his team in winning the match. Pakistani fans were so annoyed that they left no chance of trolling him; during a local cricket match Hasan Ali lost his temper and entered the stands to beat a spectator who was continuously trolling him.
4. Rohit Sharma and Praveen Kumar (2011):
During India’s tour of England in 2011, Rohit Sharma and Praveen Kumar had a verbal fight with some people while they were practicing in nets. The onlookers passed some comments which didn’t go well with the cricketers and this led to a scuffle.
Just for reference: people first misbehave with them, when players backfires then they play victim card.
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5. Inzamam-ul-Haq (1997):
The former skipper of the Pakistani cricket team, Inzamam-ul-Haq was an overweight cricketer who was famous for his run-out dismissals as he was not quick between the wickets. Many times Inzamam-ul-Haq was addressed as aloo (potato) by public because of his weight but once during an ODI between India and Pakistan in the Sahara Cup 1997 in Toronto, Canada, Inzi was not able to control his temper after being called aloo and he got ready to have a fight with a spectator.
Prithvi Shaw-Sapna Gill case seems to be bigger and complicated than all the above listed incidents and we hope that truth comes out soon.