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Video: Punches Exchanged As Fans Come To Blows During GT vs MI Match

2024-03-26 02:36:59

As Mumbai Indians’ new skipper Hardik Pandya began his captaincy stint with a six-run defeat to Gujarat Titans on Sunday, an avoidable incident took place in the stands as fans came to blows. A video has surfaced on social media where fans could be seen exchanging punches while the Indian Premier League (IPL) match was going on. It isn’t yet clear as to what led to the ugly feud between fans but the matter turned ugly in no time, with many people being involved.

As for the match, Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya was asked many questions about the on-field incidents that took place. He was asked about the decision taken by batter Tilak Varma who refused to run a single at a crucial juncture when batting alongside Tim David.

Set a target of 169, MI ended at 162/9 in 20 overs after they looked on course for victory.

“Obviously we back ourselves to chase those 42 runs (in the last five overs) but it was one of those days where we see the score quite less in those last five overs, we lost a bit of momentum there,” Pandya said at the post-match presentation.

“It feels good to be back because this is one stadium where you can enjoy and feel the atmosphere quite lively and obviously the crowd was full and they got a good game as well.” When asked about Varma’s refusal to run a single, the skipper said, “I think Tilak felt that was a better idea at that point of time. I completely back him. Not an issue, (we have) 13 games to go.” Gujarat Titans’ new captain Shubman Gill was full of praise for his bowlers, especially spinners R Sai Kishore and Rashid Khan, who performed exceedingly well despite the dew setting in at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

“I think the way the boys held their nerves, and the way we bowled in the death overs, especially with the dew coming in, I thought it was special.

“With the dew, how the spinners bowled, they made sure we stayed in the game. It was all about putting on the pressure,” said Gill.

MI skipper Pandya won the toss and invited GT to bat first keeping the dew factor in mind.

Gill added, “We just wanted them to feel under pressure. The plan was to keep building the pressure and wait for them to make a mistake.”

With PTI inputs

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