As the global pandemic novel coronavirus has brought the world into a standstill, all the sporting events around the world have either been postponed or cancelled. With no cricket is going on at the moment owing to the pandemic outbreak, youngster Prithvi Shaw has been keeping himself busy helping villagers in Maharashtra.
Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has been going through the tough time at the moment because of the cyclone Nisarga which hit earlier this month and affected several people. And amid this critical situation, Prithvi Shaw has decided to use his time by helping the needy people.
The struggle of the people living in Dhokawade village near Mandwa (Alibaug) which is approximately 110 km from Mumbai has left an impact on the U-19 India captain and the star opener of India. However, he thought to help the people there in the village. Notably, he has been locked down there for the last two months due to the pandemic.
The 20-year old is currently staying at politician Sanjay Potnis’s farmhouse in Dhokawade, alongside his son Yash. Meanwhile, Potnis shared how Prithvi Shaw and his son are helping the villagers to build their houses after they were badly affected by the cyclone. He further revealed that Shaw helped the villagers financially as well.
“Yes, they [Shaw and Yash] have been in Alibaug since the lockdown. The cyclone was pretty bad there. The entire village [Dhokawade] was badly affected. The roofs of houses were destroyed. Even my bungalow suffered some damage. Prithvi and my son witnessed the difficulties of the villagers and decided to help. Prithvi has not only helped them put the roofs back on their houses, he also provided financial assistance to some of the needy villagers,” Potnis told mid-day.
“This goes to show that Prithvi is not just a talented cricketer but also someone who understands his social responsibility at such a young age. It shows his maturity,” Potnis further added.
However, his behaviour not only impress others but also his father who praised his son’s noble gestures. He was also delighted to learn about this.
“Prithvi has come up the hard way. He has seen difficult days when he was climbing the ranks as a cricketer and that’s why he empathises with people who are struggling in life,” Pankaj Shaw said.
With the situation getting better in some places, cricket is going to start soon. Notably, Cricket Australia have announced their upcoming fixture and the West Indies team have reached England for their upcoming series as well.