Mohammed Siraj silences English crowd with smart comeback, reminds them of Lord's defeat
Be it football or cricket, the English crowd cannot stay far from the spotlight.
In the ongoing Test at Leeds, a section of fans took a swipe at Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, only to run into a witty comeback. When the fans asked Siraj the score in a bid to tease him, the Hyderabad pacer gestured "1-0", making them realise that India still hold the upper hand in the series.
Here's a video clip doing the rounds on Twitter:
Ball was thrown at Siraj from stands, says Pant
A ball was thrown at Siraj from the spectator stands on the opening day of the third Test, his India teammate Rishabh Pant has revealed. TV cameras showed a visibly agitated India captain Virat Kohli asking Siraj, who was stationed at the boundary at that time, to throw the object out on Wednesday.
When asked about it at the end of day's play, Pant revealed what had transpired.
"I think, somebody (from the crowd) threw a ball at Siraj, so he (Kohli) was upset. You can say whatever you want, chant, but don't throw things at fielders. It is not good for cricket, I guess," Pant said at the end of the first day's play in which England were 120 for no loss after bowling India out for 78.
The 27-year-old Siraj, who played a key role in the team's win in the second Test at Lord's, was also targeted earlier this year when the Australian crowd in Sydney abused him which led to eviction of a few spectators and brief stoppage of play.
Siraj had, back then, complained to the umpires that he was being abused by a section of the Australian supporters.
Even during the Lord's Test, Kohli was angry as a few champagne bottle corks were popped near the boundary gallery and they fell near the fielder KL Rahul.
(With PTI inputs)