IPL 2020: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma fans clash, 1 beaten up; Virender Sehwag gives advice
First Published 23, Aug 2020, 1:19 PM
Mumbai: It is not new for cricket fans to argue on social media while supporting their favourite players. But in this incident reported from Kurundwad of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra has taken an ugly turn as one fan was beaten up in a clash between MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma fans ahead of IPL 2020.
According to reports, the clash erupted between Dhoni and Rohit fans after the former announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15.
To celebrate Dhoni’s career, fans put up hoardings of the Ranchi wicketkeeper-batsman.
Also, Rohit’s fans celebrated the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) captain’s achievement after the government conferred him with the Khel Ratna award, the highest sporting honour in India.
A Rohit fan started abused Dhoni’s supporters after the India vice-captain’s posters were removed.
The youngster was taken to a sugarcane field by Dhoni fans and beaten up.
Upset by this clash, former India batsman Virender Sehwag took to his social media accounts to give some advice.
On Instagram, Sehwag wrote, “Inka alag hi IPL chal raha hai. Most players are either fond of each other or simply don't talk much. But some fans are alag hi level ke pagle. If you are really fans, please stop fighting. You can enjoy or tease on performance if your player does well compared to the other but aise maara maari mat karo. Jhagda Jhagdi mat karo, Gandhi ji ko yaad karo (sic).”
On Twitter, he said, “Kya karte rehte ho paagalon. Aapas mein players are either fond of each other or just don't talk much, kaam se kaam rakhte hain. But kuchh fans alag hi level ke pagle hain. Jhagda Jhagdi mat karo, Team India ko- as one yaad karo (sic).”
Both Dhoni and Rohit will be seen in action in IPL 2020 from September 19 to November 10.
The opening match of IPL 2020 is likely to be between MI and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Both teams are already in the UAE.