Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said the unruly crowd behaviour during the second Twenty20 international between India and South Africa at Cuttack on Monday was not good for cricket and exhorted fans of the ‘gentleman’s game’ to learn from the forgettable incident.
“What happened during the match is definitely not good for the game. It has happened earlier also. We need to learn from these mistakes. We are all passionate about the game. We all love the game so we get disappointed and frustrated at times. There are way to express that but what happened in Cuttack is certainly not the to way show your emotions,” the batting legend said.
Tendulkar said that he expects more maturity from the fans.
“I would request all the fans to think about it (over what happened), show some maturity. There are better ways of dealing with disappointment and frustration,” added the master blaster.
Play during the match at Barabati Stadium was stopped twice with spectators hurling water bottles to the ground to express their displeasure with India’s poor performance. South Africa eventually won the game by six wickets to seal the three-match series against India 2-0.
The third and final T20 will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.