Prithvi Shaw, one of India’s most promising talent, looks all set for a comeback after serving an eight-month suspension for a doping violation. The BCCI suspended Shaw in July, earlier this year, after he was tested positive for Terbutaline. And today, on his birthday, the youngster shared a video on social media where he is seen practicing in the nets and promised to comeback in a newer version.
“I turn 20 today. I assure it will be Prithvi Shaw 2.0 going forward. Thank u for all the good wishes & support. Will be back in action soon. #motivation #hardwork #believe.” Shaw posted on Twitter.
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) November 9, 2019
The chairman of the Mumbai’s selection panel, Milind Rege, on Friday, stated that they are discussing a potential return for Shaw in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy squad.
“He will be free to play from [November 16], so of course he will be considered for selection. I can’t make any commitment to whether he will be back, but we will certainly discuss his selection,” he said.
On February 2019, the young cricketer was found guilty for doping violations during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match in Indore and the BCCI stated that they had found traces of Terbutaline from the urine sample, provided by Shaw.
“Prithvi Shaw, registered with Mumbai Cricket Association, has been suspended for a doping violation. He had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,” BCCI declared in a statement.
However, Shaw proved his innocence and was handed only an eight month ban as the board officials stated that they were satisfied with his explanation; that the drug Terbutaline was used ‘inadvertently’ to treat a Respiratory Tract Infection and not as a performance-enhancing drug.