The behaviour of the crowd towards the players has time and again come under the scanner over the last few months. The second Test match between England and India is currently in progress at Lord’s and once again, the crowd hasn’t been kind to the visiting players.
This time, India opener KL Rahul had to face the wrath of the crowd as champagne corks were thrown at him during the first session of the third day. Several corks were seen at the boundary line where he was fielding and Rahul was clearly not happy with it. He also picked one of them up to throw out of the boundary line.
The incident occurred in the 69th over when England skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were batting in the middle after the fourth ball of the over from Mohammed Shami. A visibly irate Indian captain, Virat Kohli, gestured at KL Rahul to throw it out of the ground. The Indian team also discussed the issue with the on-field umpires Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth.
There have been several racism attacks on the cricketers and one of the female fans also informed that the Indian cricketers and fans were being called out at Trent Bridge. This is indeed a very poor behavior from the crowd who has returned to the ground in full capacity this summer for the first time since lockdown last year due to COVID-19.