SRH vs LSG: Hyderabad crowd chants Virat Kohli in front of Gautam Gambhir

SRH vs LSG IPL 2023 no ballSRH vs LSG IPL 2023 was momentarily stopped. (Screengrab/Twitter)

SRH vs LSG IPL 2023: Towards the end of the SRH innings, the match was briefly stopped when third umpire withheld the on-field umpire’s decision of ruling an Avesh Khan full-toss as a fair delivery when it looked a no-ball.

That agitated the crowd which must have disturbed the LSG dug-out to briefly halt proceedings and Klaasen lost his concentration to miss out on a well-deserved half-ton.

After a controversial reversal of no ball decision by the third umpire, the SRH fans in the stadium showed their frustrations at the LSG dugout. The SRH fans had reportedly thrown nuts and bolts at the LSG dugout. It led the LSG team members to escape and ran into the field and umpires were seen intervening.

The crowd was also heard chanting, “Kohli, Kohli” with Gambhir in the dugout.

Moments before LSG’s win, the team’s bowling coach Morne Morkel called Gambhir from behind and gestured him to break into a celebration and rub it in SRH’s face after those “Kohli” shouts. Gambhir along with Naveen-ul-Haq laughed.

Reacting on the crowd’s chants, SRH’s Klaasen condemned the act, “I’m disappointed with crowd to be honest, that’s not what you want at your home venue. You want people to want to play at your home venue so very disappointed. That broke a lot of momentum. Some not so great umpiring decisions being made but that’s part of the game and you have to get over it and go on with life.”

Hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a decent 182 for six against Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League here on Saturday. Opting to bat, the Sunrisers batters failed to convert their starts.

Wicketkeeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen top-scored for the home side with 29-ball 47.

For Lucknow, spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers as he snapped two wickets while giving away 24 runs in his four overs.

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