This batsman said about doping- Now I take advice from the doctor of the board before eating any medicine Prithvi Shaw was banned for 8 months due to doping last year, he returned from New Zealand tour this year. Went 98 runs in 4 innings of 2 Tests and just 84 runs in 3 ODIs.
Dainik Bhaskar Apr 09, 2020, 02:40 PM IST India's opener Prithvi Shaw gave an interview to an English newspaper about the 8-month ban imposed on him, saying that staying away from the game was nothing short of a torture for me. This should not happen to anyone else. Shaw said that you need to be very cautious about what medicine you are eating. See in my case, I took cough syrup, I did not know that it contains banned substance. I learned from my mistake and will never repeat it again. At the same time, he said to the critics that I cannot keep everyone happy. Just want to answer with the bat. He said about doping that I now talk to the doctor of BCCI before eating any medicine. So that it is known that there is no banned substance in the medicine I am eating. The batsman was banned for 8 months due to doping in July last year. He made his return to international cricket earlier this year by touring New Zealand. He scored just 98 runs in 4 innings of 2 Tests against New Zealand. During this time, he was able to cross the 50-run mark only 1 time. His performance in ODIs too was not good. Shaw had scored 84 runs in 3 ODIs.
Shaw said- thankful for help from family friends during difficult times
In this interview, the opener said on the question related to the dominance of success at the beginning of his career and said that yes it was a big thing for me to win the Under-19 World Cup and score a century in Test debut. But I don't think it had come over me. Things like doping ban was under my control, but being injured (a heel injury in 2018) was not in my hands. Replying to his critics, he said- I realized that you cannot keep everyone happy. However, I know that critics are also part of life. I try to improve myself by taking them positively. The past year was not so good. I want to answer everything with my bat. The real test of a man is in difficult times. I am thankful that I have a father, close friend and management agency who stood by me during difficult times.