Prithvi Shaw: Entrepreneur Apologizes After Body-Shaming Controversy Amidst Stellar Performance
Prithvi Shaw, the star opener of Team India, has set England abuzz with his sensational performance on the cricket field. Shaw’s recent comeback to form, marked by his remarkable score of 244 off 153 balls against Somerset in England’s One-Day Cup, has garnered immense attention. The 23-year-old’s powerful display of 28 fours and 11 sixes during his innings signifies his prowess in the sport. This achievement marks his second double century in List A cricket and his ninth century overall in this format. Notably, his century came off 81 balls, followed by a double century achieved in just 129 balls. His remarkable performance contributed to Northamptonshire’s imposing score of 415 runs for eight wickets.
However, amidst his cricketing feats, Prithvi Shaw faced body-shaming and mockery on social media due to his weight gain and receding hairline. A barrage of insensitive comments, memes, and jokes followed the circulation of his picture on August 10. Among those who engaged in body-shaming was prominent content creator and entrepreneur Ankur Warikoo. Warikoo’s initial comments, hinting at Shaw’s physique, met strong backlash from social media users.
Ankur Warikoo later realized the insensitivity of his comments and issued a public apology. His initial remarks were in response to another user’s tweet highlighting Shaw’s appearance. Warikoo expressed remorse, acknowledging that the picture was of Prithvi Shaw, who lost his mother at the age of four. He admitted his post’s insensitivity and expressed deep regret for his actions. Warikoo, realizing the gravity of his mistake, apologized to Prithvi Shaw for his thoughtless remarks.
As Shaw continues to shine on the cricket field, his performance stands in stark contrast to the negative reactions he faced on social media. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of treating individuals with respect and sensitivity, regardless of their public image or accomplishments.