Think somebody from the crowd threw a ball at Mohammed Siraj: Rishabh Pant

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Aug 26, 9:07 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Pacer Mohammed Siraj faced racial abuse in Australia and the fast bowler once again was at the receiving end after he had spectators “throwing a ball at him” while fielding at the boundary line during the first day of the third Test between India and England. 

India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant later made the revelation about the incident and said that someone from the crowd had thrown a ball at Siraj which upset Kohli. 

“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

This is the second instance in the series where an Indian player has experienced something of this sort. Earlier, during the Lord’s Test between the two sides, a few champagne bottle corks popped near KL Rahul who was stationed at the boundary at that time. 

The visitors had a tough day at the office on the first day of the Test after they bowled out for 78 in the first innings. James Anderson ripped through the Indian batting unit to scalp three wickets which included the dismissals of Rahul, captain Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. 

Later, England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed dominated the Indian bowling attack thoroughly and put an unbeaten stand of 120 runs. Both the batsmen went on to score individual fifties during the course.   

  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rishabh Pant

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