England fans throw a plastic ball at Mohammad Siraj, Risabh Pant reveals

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Mohammad Siraj was target by the crowd with a ball while fielding at the boundary line, Indian skipper Kohli Annoyed.

Indian pacer, Mohammad Siraj had a ball thrown at him from the crowd who was fielding at the boundary, as revealed by Pant during the press conference at the end of the first day against England. 

The Headingley crowd bombarded the pacer with a plastic ball. India hasn’t made any official complaint about it, though.

During the post-match press conference, Pant was asked why Kohli looked angry at what the crowd was saying.

“I think, somebody threw a ball inside, at Siraj, so he [Kohli] was upset,”

Pant said. 

“You can say whatever you want to chant, but don’t throw things at the fielders and all those things. It is not good for cricket, I guess.”

During the Lord’s Test, Kohli was angry as a few champagne bottle corks were seeing thrown at Indian opener, Kl Rahul. This is not the first time Indian cricketers are facing disruptive behavior from the crowd.

Muhammad Siraj was also targeted earlier this year when the Australian crowd at the SCG abused him and had a few bad things to say. 

Ajinkya Rahane took up the disturbance with the umpires, which resulted in the ejection of alleged abusers. A newsletter that year asked the spectators to hold back from aiming the corks towards the field of play for the ground to allow the patrons to bring their alcohol.

“In recent times the practice of some members and other spectators opening bottles of champagne in such a way as to allow corks to be projected onto the outfield has been criticized,”

the letter read.

“Any items which are aimed at the playing area may cause a potential hazard to fieldsmen, and this point has been made formally to the club. Lord’s is now the only ground into which members and ticket holders are allowed to bring alcohol, and for this arrangement to continue all members, their guests and other spectators refrain from the practice that has been described.”

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