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October 25, 2019

Unlucky Shaw: Jofra Archer’s freakish tweet surfaces after India cricketer’s doping ban

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 12:37 IST Prithvi Shaw released a statement later on Tuesday, accepting the punishment (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw was handed an 8-month by the BCCI for testing positive in a dope testThe suspension has been backdated because Shaw admitted to taking the banned substanceShaw last played for India in a Test match against West Indies in October last yearJofra Archer is at it again! Once again a tweet from the England fast bowler has gone viral on social media after the India batsman Prithvi Shaw was handed a doping ban by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday.Shaw was handed an eight-month back-dated ban (till November 15, 2019) after ingesting a prohibited substance called Terbutaline. Four years ago there was a tweet from Archer which said, “Unlucky Shaw”, is being circulated on social media due to the eerie coincidence in this case.Archer’s tweets during the Cricket World Cup 2019 regarding some of the outcomes of the matches had gone viral. There was a Archer tweet for nearly everything that happened during the showpiece even in England which the hosts won.The Cricketing fraternity was able to dig up old tweets from Jofra Archer’s Twitter timeline and relate it to some of the highlights of World Cup 2019 in England. The results were freakish, to say the least.From “Jadeja can bat tho” to “How new Zealand lost this game?1?1?1?11″, England’s World Cup-winning fast bowler seemed to have predicted the entire World Cup 2019. And the predictions are still going on it seems with Shaw’s case being the latest.This Jofra is LEGEND #PrithviShaw pic.twitter.com/4Rn1JT62suSameera (@Sameera1606) July 30, 2019The BCCI said Shaw, who made his Test debut last year, admitted to the Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) but the 19-year-old asserted that it was ‘inadvertent’, ingesting the substance when he had used an over-the-counter cough syrup.advertisementShaw released a statement later on Tuesday, accepting the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.pic.twitter.com/KXYHcUcBR0Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) July 30, 2019″I accept my fate with all sincerity. I have to take this in my stride and hope it inspires others in our sports fraternity too in India.”We as athletes need to be extremely careful in taking any medicine for the smallest of medical ailments even if the medicine is available over the counter,” Shaw explained on Twitter.Also Read | I accept my fate with all sincerity: Prithvi Shaw responds to BCCI doping suspensionAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw suspended by BCCI until November 15 for doping violationFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Prithvi ShawFollow Jofra ArcherFollow Prithvi Shaw ban Unlucky Shaw: Jofra Archer’s freakish tweet surfaces after India cricketer’s doping banJofra Archer’s tweet from 2015 about Prithvi Shaw being unlucky spread like wildfire on social media after the Indian cricketer got banned for doping by the BCCI.advertisementlast_img read more