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“Disrespectful Gesture” – Fans Criticize Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Behavior Towards Ground Staff During The Fifth T20I Against SA

Ruturaj Gaikwad
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Indian batter Ruturaj Gaikwad faced a lot of criticism from the fans on social media for his behavior with a groundstaff member during the fifth T20I against South Africa on Sunday, June 19 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The incident happened when the start of the T20I match was delayed due to rain. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad along with a couple of team members was sitting in the dugout. This is when a ground staff member came to the dugout and sat near the Indian batter. He took his mobile to take a selfie, however, Ruturaj Gaikwad denied it.

The incident was caught on camera and the video was shared on social media. Some fans criticized Gaikwad for his behavior towards the groundstaff.

Meanwhile, some pointed out that the staff member had committed a security breach by entering the dugout.

Let’s take a look at what the fans said on Twitter:

India vs South Africa T20I series ends in a draw

The five-match T20I series between India and South Africa ended in a draw after the final T20I was abandoned due to rain at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Both the teams shared the series 2-2.

The South African team started off the series on a great note winning the first T20I by seven wickets. They followed it up with four wickets win at the Cuttack taking a 2-0 lead in the series. However, India made a strong comeback to win the next two T20I and level the scoreline to 2-2.

Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned the ‘Player of the Series’ award on Friday. He took six wickets in four matches at an economy rate of 6.07. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan finished the series as the leading run-getter, scoring 206 runs at an average of 41.20 and at a strike rate of 150.36.


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