Indian captain MS Dhoni today sympathised with the cricket fans who were lathi-charged in Nagpur during a mad rush for tickets for the high-profile India-South Africa World Cup clash but refused to blame the police for the incident.
"It is difficult to react when you are not at the exact place where the incident happens. But I think police must not be happy to do that. They must have taken the action when they felt it was needed," said Dhoni.
"Police must have done that to avoid a stampede-like or a very bad situation. It is not ideal to always project the police as bad. But of course everybody feels bad when fans get beaten up," he added.