Prithvi Shaw comes out to support villagers in Mumbai after COVID and Nisarga debacle
Shaw has also provided financial assistance to the underprivileged.
Updated - Jun 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Prithvi Shaw, the young Indian cricketer, has come out in support of the ones in the Dhokawade village near Mandwa. The 20-year-old has been trying his heart out in helping people, rebuild their homes and providing financial assistance. The state of Maharashtra has been going through a tough time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Cyclone Nisarga a few days ago.
The Thane-born Shaw is currently stranded in Dhokawade and has been staying at politician Sanjay Potnis’ farmhouse. Potnis said that the cyclone blew off roofs of houses and also damaged his home to a large extent.
Prithvi Shaw has also provided financial assistance, says Potnis
“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,” Potnis was quoted as saying in mid-day.
“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,” he added.
Maharashtra has been severely affected due to the coronavirus pandemic after over 1,11,000 cases. Though above 57,800 people have recovered, the ungodly virus has accounted for the lives of nearly 5,500. The Nisarga Cyclone didn’t help their cause by any stretch of the imagination. On Wednesday, June 17, the government also announced compensation for the needy.
As far as Shaw is concerned, he has been keeping himself fit, facing throw-downs at Potnis’ farmhouse. He was a part of India’s squad for the ODI series against South Africa at home, but couldn’t play a single game after the series had to be called off due to the current situation.
He made his debut in the Test series against the West Indies back in October 2018, but then injuries and doping scandals halted his career. The right-hander made his India comeback in the away New Zealand series when the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan missed out due to injuries. He is also a part of the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.