Indias Mohammed Siraj reacts on the first day of the third cricket Test match between England and India at Headingley.
India’s Mohammed Siraj was targeted by England’s supporters on the opening day of the third Test match at the Headingley on Wednesday.
The unruly Headingley crowd attacked the pacer with a plastic ball.
India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant shed some light on a late incident that appeared to enrage Kohli, who was upset by events in a rowdy Western Terrace. The TV cameras showed an angry Kohli asking Siraj stationed at the boundary to throw the object out.
"I think somebody threw a ball at Mohammed Siraj. Virat Kohli was upset, yes," said the wicketkeeper./p>
"You can say whatever you want to chant, but dont throw things at the fielders. Its not good for cricket, I guess," he added.
The 27-year-old Siraj, who played a key role in the teams winning the second Test at Lords, was also targeted earlier this year when the Australian crowd at the SCG abused him and called names, which led to the eviction of a few spectators, leading to stoppage of play.
In fact, it was Siraj, who had back then complained to the umpires that he was being abused by a section if Australian supporters.
This isnt the first time the Indian cricketers are facing this unruly behavior from the English crowd. During the first session of the third days play in the second Test at Lords, fans had thrown bottle corks at India opener KL Rahul.
It remains to be seen if the Indian side will lodge an official complaint.