Prithvi Shaw takes out bat to fight with fans who harassed him for selfies at Mumbai pub; Watch

Prithvi Shaw takes out bat to fight with fans who harassed him for selfies at Mumbai pub; Watch

Prithvi Shaw and his friend were attacked by eight people in a car after the cricketer refused to take a selfie twice. The car belonged to his friend.

Sherine RajUpdated: Thursday, February 16, 2023, 08:17 PM IST
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Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw is in the news for the wrong reasons once again as he was seen fighting with a couple of fans outside a Mumbai club near the Sahar Airport on Wednesday night.

Shaw got into a scuffle on the road after two fans, identified as social media influencer Sapna Gill and Shobit Thakur, stopped his car.

According to reports, the cricketer was partying at a night club where he was harassed for selfies by two of whom have been identified as Shobhit Thakur and Sapna (Sana) Gill. He allegedly obliged once but got angry when they asked for more.

The selfie-seeking fans, once outside the pub, allegedly attacked the cricketer's friend's car after chasing it. The cars of both parties came to halt around a check-post guarded by police personnel where Shaw was seen holding a bat during the entire ruckus.

It is not known whose bat was it. The windshield of Shaw's friend's BMW was also smashed.

Clips of the incident are going viral on social media in which Shaw can be seen getting into a scuffle with a girl before trying to stop another person from recording the fight.

Shaw was then seen dialling up someone.

Mumbai Police book 8 after incident

Oshiwara Police have booked eight people under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (143, 148, 149, 384, 437, 504, 506) after the incident.

In her defence, one of the accused, has alleged that the cricketer tried to physically assault her, however the police are investigating the case and can confirm her claim only after a thorough probe. As of now, eight people are booked and their arrests are underway.

What happened in the club?

Sapna and Shobit were allegedly beaten up by Shaw's friend inside the club. They had first asked Shaw for a selfie at the club, and the cricketer complied.

The accused demanded another selfie after taking one, but Prithvi declined. The hotel manager then escorted the accused out of the building.

As per reports, the accused waited for Shaw and his friend to leave the club. They stopped a car near the Jogeshwari Link Road Lotus gas station after following it on the assumption that Shaw was inside.

Previous controversy

This is not the first time that Shaw has found himself in the middle of a controversy. On Valentine's Day, Shaw posted a picture with his rumoured girlfriend Nidhhi Ravi Tapadiaa on the occasion of Valentine's Day. He captioned the post, "Happy valentine's my wifey", and tagged Nidhhi as well.

Before Shaw removed the image and claimed he had not posted anything on any of his accounts, the image quickly gained popularity on social media.

Later, he clarified that the image was fabricated and altered.

"Someone editing my pics and showing stuff that I haven't put on my story or on my page. So ignore all the tags and msges thx," Shaw wrote in another Instagram story.

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