[caption id="attachment_874069" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-874069" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Prithvi-Shaw-AFP-1.jpeg" alt="India, Prithvi Shaw, BCCI, Mumbai" width="628" height="351" /> The BCCI on Tuesday banned the talented Prithvi Shaw from all forms of cricket for failing a dope test. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/prithvi-shaw">Prithvi Shaw</a> is a "fighter" and will come out of his eight-month doping suspension stronger, says Santosh Pingutkar, who taught him the ABC of cricket long before he became his most famous ward. <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> on Tuesday banned the talented <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">Indian</a> 19-year-old opener from all forms of cricket for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-cricketer-prithvi-shaw-suspended-for-doping-violation-bcci-873895">failing a dope test</a>. <p></p> <p></p>A release from the Board said Shaw had "inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups". <p></p> <p></p>His childhood coach Pingutkar called it a setback. "He (Prithvi) is a fighter and will definitely come out of it. He has worked hard (to reach the top)," said Pingutkar, who first imparted lessons to a young Shaw at Virar, a suburb around 60 kilometers from Mumbai. <p></p> <p></p>It was under Pingutkar that Shaw, who had led India to U-19 World Cup victory in New Zealand, and also made a hundred on Test debut against West Indies, learned the basics of the game. <p></p> <p></p>Shaw's father Pankaj had taken him to the coach, who runs an academy. "Definitely the setback is huge, but I have the confidence that he (Shaw) will come out of it," added Pingutkar. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/this-news-has-really-shaken-me-prithvi-shaw-releases-statement-after-receiving-8-month-suspension-873922">Prithvi Shaw releases statement after receiving 8-month suspension</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Shaw's suspension is retrospective in nature, starting from March 16 and ending on November 15, which rules him out for India's home series against South Africa and Bangladesh. <p></p> <p></p>Senior columnist Makarand Waingankar, who has played a formidable role in shaping Shaw's career, said that there was nothing to worry and everyone makes mistakes in life. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Cough syrups are dangerous. Prithvi Shaw should have known it because all players are given list of Do's &amp; Don'ts by BCCI's anti doping committee. He will come out of it. Everyone makes a mistake. Nothing to worry.</p> <p></p> Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) <a href="https://twitter.com/wmakarand/status/1156233993664122880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 30, 2019</a></blockquote> <p></p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p> <p></p>"Cough syrups are dangerous. Prithvi Shaw should have known it because all players are given list of Do's &amp; Don'ts by BCCI's anti-doping committee. He will come out of it. Everyone makes a mistake. Nothing to worry," tweeted Waingankar, who was also a cricket administrator. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, sources in the know said that Shaw, while he was with the Mumbai team, had not informed anyone about the medicine that he took to cure cough. <p></p> <p></p>Shaw had also accepted his fate and said the news about his suspension had shaken him. "I accept my fate with all sincerity. While I am still nursing an injury which I suffered during my last tournament, this news has really shaken me," Shaw had said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>"Cricket is my life and there is no bigger pride for me than playing for India and Mumbai and I will come out of this faster and stronger," he stated.