Harbhajan jeered by spectators at Wankhede

Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 15:59 [IST]
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Mumbai, Nov 26: Playing his first Test after a year, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Sunday taunted by two spectators at the stand in the second Test against England and the bowler reported the matter to the officials.

Singh was fielding at the boundary line near the Divecha stand when the two spectators jeered at him for not picking up a wicket during the first session of the day.

Harbhajan jeered by spectators at Mumbai

"He was constantly jeered by the group. After picking up those two wickets he pointed his shoe at them."

"He went back to the stand and called out to the guy to confront him after England were bowled out. The eye witness added that a member of India's support staff intervened just in time, said the source.

The 32-year-old, who picked up two wickets in his 21 overs, reported the incident to Mumbai Cricket Association authorities who later complained to the Marine Drive police personnel present on the ground.

"The police arrested the two spectators and let them off with a warning," an MCA official said.

"Harbhajan was furious and he was going to enter the stand but was stepped just in time by Indian team's support staff member. The policemen deployed inside got hold of the boy and he was evicted," the source added.

The Mumbai Cricket Association officials said that the boy, whose name is not yet known, was let off after a warning.


Story first published:  Monday, November 26, 2012, 10:34 [IST]
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