Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been filmed in an altercation with a group of fans in Mumbai.
In a video that has attracted more than 15 million views, the 23-year-old can be seen trying to defend himself from a woman who appears to be attempting to wield a baseball bat at him.
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According to the ANI news agency, police in Mumbai have registered a case against eight people after Shaw was attacked while he was in a friend’s car, and had to flee in a separate car.
Shaw reportedly agreed to take a selfie with the fans but when they returned asking for a second photo, he refused.
Several videos of the altercation have surfaced on Twitter.
The incident reportedly took place at a cafe at the Sahara Star hotel on Wednesday.
“Oshiwara Police has registered a case against eight persons over an alleged attack on the car of a friend of Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw after Shaw refused to take a selfie for the second time with two people,” a police official said.
Shaw has played five Test matches and six One Day Internationals and one T20I for India so far in his international cricket career.
The batter made history in 2018 when at the age of 18, he became the second youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do so on Test debut.
Shaw was dropped from India’s Test side during India’s tour of Australia in 2021 after making scores of 0 and 4 at the Adelaide Oval.
The opener isn’t part of India’s side currently taking on Australia in a four-match Test series on home soil.
The hosts won the first Test in Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs, while the second Test is evenly poised after Australia was bowed out for 263 on Day 1 in Dehli.
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