‘It was a mistake & being away from cricket was a torture’ Shaw on doping row

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Although, The time he has spent away from cricket was like a “torture”, Indian opener Prithvi Shaw believes that he returned hungrier after serving a doping ban last year. Shaw was handled an eight months suspension by the Indian Cricket Board for the doping breach. Shaw said that unknowingly he took the prohibited substance.

“It was a mistake, and the period away from cricket was a torture, ” The Delhi Capital player said on an Instagram Livechat.

Shaw said “Doubts and questions arise, but I kept the faith and belief… When the ban got over, and I returned to domestic cricket, I was hungrier than before”. He added “I picked up my bat and realised I hadn’t lost my touch at all. If anything, that time off made me a more determined person.”

“Mental strength is very important at this time, given that we are all restricted indoors,” he added.

Shaw is taking rest at home like other professional cricketers after the IPL was postponed due to this COVID-19 pandemic situation.

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