Sachin rues Barabati incident, says Indian fans should control their anger

Bhubaneswar: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday lamented the unruly behaviour of angry crowd at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack during a T20 match between India and South Africa on October 5 which has embarrassed the entire country and cricket lovers around the world.

The Indian batting legend, in an interview to a national channel, said he felt extremely sorry and disturbed for the unfortunate incident.

Referring to the incident, he said the Indian fans should learn how keep their anger under control.

Notably, another veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also slammed the crowd for their unruly behaviour and urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to suspend the venue from hosting international matches for the next couple of years.

Expressing displeasure over the incident, the chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed the Principal Secretary of Home Department to inquire into the matter and submit report within a month after conducting a high-level meeting.