It is seriously really very tough for a cricketer to suddenly leave the cricket field and don’t get to do what he loves to. After making a stunning debut in the Test series against West Indies at home, young Prithvi Shaw was surely destined for a great future as he smashed a remarkable century on debut. However, the challenging times started for him from then as he was ruled out of the Australia tour with an ankle injury.
But the biggest setback happened when Prithvi Shaw was found to have consumed Terbutaline, a banned drug substance and subsequently, BCCI banned him. However, the right-handed opener made a strong return as he compiled a brilliant match-winning knock of 63 runs against Assam in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
“I never thought something like this would happen. I was obviously upset. For the first 20-25 days after I was banned, I was not able to make any sense of things,” quoted Prithvi Shaw.
“After that, I stabilised and kept myself mentally strong. Each day was hard. I was desperate to play a game. I was excited about today’s game and what better than a victory. I’ll keep scoring runs; this is my job,” he added.
Shaw noted that he had no idea that he was consuming a wrong substance and accepted his mistake. He revealed that he was constantly trying to stay away from people and their set of advices. Shaw also mentioned that he kept telling himself of getting out of this troublesome situation with a better mindset.
“This period (of suspension) has been a big learning experience for me. Obviously, I committed a mistake. I had no idea what I was consuming. In that period, I was alone and was trying to stay away from people and their advice. I kept telling myself that I can get out of this mess and be mentally strong,” concluded Shaw.