Rishabh Pant dating Nidhi Tapadia
Paparazzi member mistakenly referred to Shaw as Rishabh Pant.

Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw made an appearance at the IIFA Awards alongside his girlfriend Nidhi Tapadia. However, a moment of awkwardness unfolded on the red carpet when a paparazzi member mistakenly referred to Shaw as Rishabh Pant. Shaw, who had a disappointing season in the IPL with just 106 runs in eight matches, attended the star-studded event following his team’s premature exit from the tournament.

Despite his underwhelming performance in the IPL, Shaw and Tapadia turned heads as they walked the red carpet at the 23rd IIFA Awards held in Abu Dhabi. The paparazzi were eager to capture their photographs together, but one journalist mistakenly called Shaw by the name of his Delhi Capitals teammate, Rishabh Pant. The incident quickly spread across the internet, adding to the buzz surrounding the event.

Shaw’s lackluster IPL season mirrored the struggles of the Delhi Capitals in the 16th edition of the tournament. With an average of 13 in eight matches, Shaw’s return of just 106 runs, including a half-century in his comeback game, fell short of expectations. Although he had recently made a comeback into the Indian T20 team, his poor performance might prompt selectors to consider other promising players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal.