The ongoing second Test match at the iconic Lord’s Stadium is turning out to be a full-on entertainer, however, an unfortunate incident that happened during the game has grabbed everyone’s attention. The Indian star opener, KL Rahul, who smashed a stunning century at the iconic Lord’s stadium, had a tough time dealing with the England crowd on Day 3. Yes, in an uncalled-for incident, the England crowd threw bottle corks near Indian batsman KL Rahul.
The incident took place during the 69th over of the England innings when Rahul complained about the England crowd throwing something at him. At that time, KL Rahul was standing at the third man boundary when this incident took place. He soon complained about this to the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who was standing at the slips.
Virat didn’t seem pleased with the actions of the England crowd and was seen signaling Rahul to throw the bottle corks back at the crowd. The video of the same has been going crazily viral on social media.
Here, watch the video:
Virat Kohli signaling to KL Rahul to throw it back to the crowd pic.twitter.com/OjJkixqJJA
— Pranjal (@Pranjal_King_18) August 14, 2021
After the internet, social media was flooded with the images of bottle corks – a lot of them – close to KL Rahul. Though the object wasn’t harmful, such actions go against the spirit of the game. The Indian cricket team chose not to drag the incident by complaining about it to the officials and carried on with normal proceedings.
However, the incident obviously didn’t go down well with the fans, who started slamming the England crowd for their bad behavior.
Here, check out some of the reactions on this:
— Tamanna ◟̽◞̽ (@louist____28) August 14, 2021
— Nitin Yadav (@YNitin007) August 14, 2021
— Adh¡ (@AdhiBhaai) August 14, 2021
England crowd throwed wine cork at KL Rahul and Virat Kohli signals him to throw back at them ?
— Bruce Wayne (@Ajith_0605) August 14, 2021
Shameful behaviour from English crowd. Throwing campaign cork towards KL Rahul is not a good thing. Virat Kohli asked him to throw it back !#ENGvIND
— Pratyush Mahapatra (@cricketpratyush) August 14, 2021