A couple of miscreants were detained by police for hurling a shoe at Ravindra Jadeja during a match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
It happened in the eighth over of the KKR innings.
The unidentified protestors hurled shoes at Jadeja, who was stationed at long-on. The footwear missed the player fell near the boundary rope as Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi were taking a stroll.
The match was preceded by massive protests from various groups and activists due to Cauvery water dispute prompting IPL governing council chairman Rajeev Shukla to seek government intervention.
The two persons detained by the police for their involvement are allegedly a part of actor-director Seeman’s Naam pro-Tamil outfit Tamizhar.
Naam Tamizhar leader and film personality Seeman, film-maker Bharathirajaa and scores of activists were taken into custody by the police, who had a tough time managing the ever increasing number of protesters.
Hundreds of activists of outfits like TVK, Naam Tamizhar and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), besides some Muslim groups blocked roads at the arterial Anna Salai and TTK Salai, hugely affecting traffic movement, police said.
Needless to say, Twitter was not impressed by what had happened:
#KATZ #PICK kas 29
Was horrified when someone threw a shoe a @imjadeja . But later on when Ravindra Jadeja nearly got Bravo run out in the 19th over, i thought he was looking for the matching other shoe . #CloseShaves #CSKvsKKR
— kasturi shankar (@KasthuriShankar) April 10, 2018
Had the Chennai based avatar of Dhoni. But as a Chennai-ite and a Thamizhan, I pull it down & put an all black avatar, in protest/shame over the shoe throwing incident against Faf D Plessis & Jadeja in the #CSKvKKR match today. Endrendum Chennai veriyan, but this is just not on
— Ravi Sutharsan (@RaviSutharsan) April 10, 2018
People in the stadium hurled shoes at Jadeja and Faf du Plessis 😬😡 this is such a Shameful act!! Hurling shoes on foreign players and our players is worst thing happened Today!! #ChennaiSuperKings #CSKvKKR #KKRvsCSK #Jadeja pic.twitter.com/RnYG2cb36L
— Nikhil here (@rapolu_nikhil) April 10, 2018
— Prasanna Mohan (@itsmepras24) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile in IPL Chennai… Fans threw shoe and slippers on Faf Du Plesis…and ravendra jadeja…
They might hv alot of money but small hearts 😂#shiningindia LOL
— Aiman (@hey_Aimy) April 10, 2018
— senthil (@senthilk77) April 10, 2018
With inputs from PTI.
News credit : Indiatimes