Unruly crowd behavior marred Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) impressive victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Saturday.
After few decisions went against SRH, fans turned rogue and started throwing some objects on the field, prompting the match to come to a halt for a brief interval.
As per the franchise’s fielding coach Jonty Rhodes, nuts and bolts were thrown at the LSG dugout by fans. The former great fielder also revealed that one of the objects hit their player Prerak Mankad on the head.
“Not at the dugout, but at the players. They hit Prerak Mankad on the head while he was fielding at long on. #noton,” tweeted Rhodes.
Not at the dugout, but at the players. They hit Prerak Mankad on the head while he was fielding at long on. #noton https://t.co/4yxmuXh7ZF— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) May 13, 2023
As per reports, the disturbance began when the third umpire denied SRH batter Abdul Samad a waist-high no-ball against LSG bowler Avesh Khan in the third ball of the 19th over.
Initially, the on-field umpire deemed it as a no-ball. However, LSG decided to review the decision. Subsequently, the third umpire overturned the initial decision. The development irked the fans and SRH batter Heinrich Klaasen. Then the Proteas batter went near the umpire to protest against the decision in an animated fashion. The incident also provoked SRH fans and they threw objects to the ground leading to the chaos.