Punches Exchanged As Fans Come To Blows During GT vs MI Match In Ahmedabad. Video


As new Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya began his captaincy with a six-run defeat to Gujarat Titans on Sunday, an avoidable incident happened in the stands as fans clashed among themselves. A video has surfaced on social media in which fans can be seen exchanging punches during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. It is not yet clear what caused this ugly brawl between fans, but things turned nasty in no time, with several people involved.

As far as the match is concerned, Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya was asked many questions about the incidents that happened on the field. He was asked about the decision taken by batsman Tilak Verma, who refused to take a single at a crucial time while batting with Tim David.

Set a target of 169, MI finished at 162/9 in 20 overs as they headed towards victory.

Pandya said, “Obviously we back ourselves to chase those 42 runs (in the last five overs), but it was one of those days where we saw the score quite low in those last five overs, we Lost a little momentum there.” Post-match presentation.

“It's good to be back because it's a stadium where you can enjoy yourself and feel the atmosphere quite alive and obviously the crowd was packed and they got a good game as well.” When asked about Verma's refusal to take the single, the captain said, “I think at that time Tilak felt it was a better idea. I fully support him. No issue “Yeah, (we have) 13 games left.” Gujarat Titans' new captain Shubman Gill praised his bowlers, especially spinners R Sai Kishore and Rashid Khan, who performed very well despite the dew at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

“I think the way the boys kept their composure and the way we bowled in the death overs, especially with the dew, I thought it was special.

“With the dew, the way the spinners bowled, they made sure we stayed in the game. It was all about creating pressure,” Gill said.

MI captain Pandya won the toss and invited GT to bat first keeping the dew in mind.

Gill said, “We just wanted them to feel under pressure. The plan was to keep applying pressure and wait for them to make a mistake.”

With PTI inputs

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